Developing Personal Accountability

  • 7 videos | 19m 25s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
If your manager's approval isn't quite enough to motivate you to put in that extra effort you need to get ahead, then maybe you're ready to work on your personal accountability. Everyone must answer to an inner manager - an internal voice that tells you whether the job is done as well as you can do it. Choosing personal accountability means earning the approval of that inner manager. In this course, you'll learn the behaviors of accountable professionals, including stating commitments clearly and following through. You'll also learn how some very common behaviors, like making excuses and blaming others, work against accountability. The elements of an action plan for developing personal accountability are provided. Finally, you'll learn how the members of a team can improve their accountability together.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Recognize the benefits of developing personal accountability
    Identify the attributes of an accountable professional
    Recognize behaviors that obstruct accountability
  • Identify key actions in a plan for developing accountability
    Identify actions that foster accountability among team members
    Reflect on what you've learned


  • 1m 2s
    Personal accountability is part of being a professional. When you’re accountable, you do what you say you will; if you fall short, you accept responsibility and work to make it right. In this video, you'll discover the key concepts that will be covered in this course, including behaviors of accountable professionals and how some behaviors work against accountability. FREE ACCESS
  • 3m 23s
    No matter where you fall on your company’s organizational chart, developing your personal accountability yields important rewards – and not just for the company. In this video, you'll explore the benefits of developing personal accountability. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Embodying Accountability
    3m 18s
    Being accountable means being responsible and taking ownership of your actions and behaviors. Personal accountability means applying that ownership to all aspects of your work. In this video, you'll learn the attributes of an accountable professional. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Are You Avoiding Accountability?
    3m 19s
    Life offers lots of excuses. Obstacles emerge, resources are limited, competing priorities take up your time. There are a lot of things that you can’t control, but you do control your own actions. In this video, you'll learn about behaviors that obstruct accountability. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Formulating an Accountability Action Plan
    3m 48s
    Personal accountability isn't a set of procedures, but an ongoing state of mind. Still, it can be useful to take some specific actions that help you as you develop your sense of personal accountability. In this video, you will learn about those actions and how to create a plan for developing accountability. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Demonstrating Accountability as Part of a Team
    3m 22s
    Whether you work in a corner office on the top floor or remotely at your dining room table, you’re part of a team. And teams also need to be professionally accountable. In this video, you'll explore actions that foster accountability among team members. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Let's Review
    1m 14s
    In this video, you'll review the key concepts covered in the course Developing Personal Accountability. FREE ACCESS


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