Becoming an Accountable Professional

  • 8 videos | 22m 32s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Certification CPE
  • Certification PMI PDU
Unless you're the sole owner and proprietor, everyone in a business answers to someone else. From the CEO to the temp in accounting, every employee has someone they're accountable to. But the judgment and approval of the boss isn't enough, by itself, to make a job rewarding. Everyone must also answer to an inner boss, a personal, internal voice that provides guidance on whether the job is done as well as you can do it. Accepting personal accountability means your setting demanding standards and committing to meeting them. Further, personal accountability is also key to successful business networking. It's a necessary part of building trust and relationships. In this course, you'll learn how to listen to your inner boss, focus on meeting your internal standards, and apply them to your work, your goals, and your future.


  • Recognize the intrinsic rewards of being an accountable professional
    Distinguish traits of accountable people
    Identify examples of people taking on responsibility
    Recognize the behaviors of unaccountable people
  • Describe how to build accountability within a team
    Identify actions that encourage accountability in others
    Establish clear expectations to promote accountability


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    In this course, you'll learn the traits of accountable people. How they take ownership and responsibility, set clear expectations, and persevere despite obstacles. You'll also learn about the intrinsic rewards that come from being a trusted, accountable professional. FREE ACCESS
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    Being accountable in business often has negative connotations. It's tied up with feelings of blame when things go wrong. But the truth is slightly different. In this video, you'll learn about the benefits of being an accountable professional. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  The Traits of Accountability
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    4.  Being Responsible versus Taking Responsibility
    2m 43s
    Being responsible is a passive activity. You can tell from the use of the word "being." In contrast, taking responsibility is active. Someone has to actively take responsibility. The two aren't mutually exclusive. You can be responsible for things and take responsibility for them as well. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  People Who Use Excuses Instead of Actions
    3m 25s
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    6.  Accountable Teamwork
    3m 14s
    Teamwork depends on each member coming together to achieve an objective. When that doesn't happen, it can be a sign that there's a lack of accountability in the team. If that happens, how can you get accountability back? In this video, you will learn how to create an accountable team. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Persevering with Accountability
    3m 6s
    Being an accountable professional can be tough sometimes, especially if you feel like you're the only one trying. When all around you show a lack of accountability, it can be tempting to give up and go along with the crowd or to simply despair that your work will ever get done. In this video, we'll look at how you can encourage others in your group or team to continue being accountable professionals. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Clarifying Expectations
    3m 47s
    An accountable professional is responsible and takes responsibility. In this video, you will learn how to clarify expectations so that you and your team are always prepared to do what it takes to achieve your goals. FREE ACCESS