I have received many questions from business owners and leaders about how to hold others accountable so they can lead their team to achieve extraordinary results.

This is lesson #6 out of six lessons I’ve learned about being a leader who powerfully holds others accountable.

I am willing to support team members when they don’t follow through on their commitments or word.

I believe all powerful and effective leaders are truly coaches at heart. As a leader (and a coach) I support my team in their growth and development. I don’t get disappointed when team members don’t succeed in achieving their goals, otherwise I wouldn’t be an effective coach.

My job is to maintain clarity and stay clear of my beliefs and judgments around successes and failures. My primary focus and intention is to coach and develop the people on my team.

My team’s game is win/lose. My game is to develop individuals into being high performers. I can’t afford to get stuck in the ups and downs. I’m putting my team in a classroom every time they don’t win.

Before I say anything to them I say to myself, “I’m committed to empowering this person.” Which is vastly different than the typical approach of “I’m committed to making this person wrong.”

As a coach, I am standing in the commitment of not being disappointed when my team doesn’t achieve their results. Instead I’m committed to them, growing and developing from the game that they’re playing.

As a leader through my commitment to the vision, my personal growth and my team’s growth, the desired results are inevitable in the long run.

Author's Bio: 

Are you a small business owner who would like to discover unique, cutting edge approaches for leading your team to double sales while making an extraordinary impact in your business?

Leslie has over 20 years of experience in leading workshops, educational seminars and empowering small business owners and entrepreneurs around the topic of empowering their teams to double their sales and achieve outrageous results while making an extraordinary impact.
Leslie is an international author whose work has appeared in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and a monthly columnist for “Balance: A Magazine for Montana Women”.
Leslie is a radio personality and former talk show radio host. She hosted her own weekly 2-hour call-in talk radio show called “Living Richly,” and has appeared live on CBS (formally CNN) News Talk Radio. She interviewed experts like 6-time Oprah guest Olivia Mellan and SARK whose national bestsellers have sold more than two million copies, and numerous other authors and speakers.
Award-winning Small Business Mentor and Teamwork expert, Leslie Cunningham is one of the leading experts in empowering small business owners to double their sales, performance and bottom line profits with their employee teams.
She has over 20 years experience in working with small business owners and entrepreneurs and facilitating groups, developing educational programs and building cohesive teams to achieve breakthrough results.