Cultivating Accountability

According to a Harris Interactive poll, less than 10% of employees feel their companies hold them accountable. Why? No one really enjoys holding others accountable. Isn’t it true that leaders would prefer to hire accountable people? Unfortunately, accountability isn’t that easy. This course brings awareness to the necessity of accountability in a culture. It calls out what a culture of blame can create through missed opportunities and disempowering conversations. Through the MPS Cultivating Accountability Program (CAP), team members learn to use a method to get back into their personal power by taking responsibility, therefore enabling them to focus on their priorities and keep distractions and counter-productive behavior to a minimum.


McGhee’s Cultivating Accountability Program challenges participants to take a serious look at individual, team, and organizational accountability. It demonstrates how accountability begins with personal responsibility. The participants will actively engage in accountability conversations, learn the destructive nature of blame and the power of taking ownership for results. Conversations and exercises build experience in the team and begin to create a more distinct understanding of accountability. Accountability is not simple as it changes based on the nature of a person’s role and magnitude of the work they are responsible for. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the level of accountability they are operating within as we discuss basic, intermediate, and advanced accountability skills. A culture of accountability can be built on the distinctions and methods from this course. 


The Cultivating Accountability Program is a three-phase process:  1. Two hours with stakeholders reviewing the one-day program and its components to create awareness and motivation.  Two hours aligning with leaders on customizations to the content to best suit the team’s goals. 2. Completing a one-day off-site retreat where the team participates, learns, and applies the material and the methods. This includes instruction, discussion, exercises, debriefing, and empowering conversations. 3. Follow-up coaching sessions to support sustainability, with full access to our online McGhee Learning System.


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Microsoft Mexico

Adela Giral, Human Resources Manager

"Our work with McGhee has helped us change our operating paradigm as a leadership team. We started understanding what was standing in our way of reflecting certain values to our employees; things such as work-life balance, for example. We developed our agreements as a team, and I believe that was the trigger to all the successes we have had in these areas."