All good thoughts and ideas mean nothing without action.

Mahatma Ghandi

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Smart Remarks Weekly Digest

February 3, 2020

Core Competency: Professionalism

Personal Accountability

“When you’re personally accountable, you take ownership of situations that you’re involved in. You see them through, and you take responsibility for what happens – good or bad. You don’t blame others if things go wrong. Instead, you do your best to make things right.”

So, how can you demonstrate personal accountability when something hasn’t gone to plan?

“…ask for feedback and look for ways to do things differently in the future.

Reflect on your actions, too: spend some time at the end of each day running through these simple questions:

What could I have done differently today? How can I build this change into my job from now on?

In time, you’ll build new skills and better ways to deal with difficult situations.”

To Your Success!

Excerpt from: Developing Personal Accountability