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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TYE Manufacturing Company Limited

Chad Lue Choy - General Manager

"Since using Sally’s system, Outlook is now so much more than just e-mail. I can attest that having the discipline and using this system has really improved the quality of my life. My mornings are no longer filled with bombarding attacks and feelings of apprehension, of what have I forgotten to handle. Instead, they are structured and the path of what needs to be accomplished each day, each week, each month is very clear. There is a feeling of calm confidence. Things get done. Very little 'falls between the cracks' anymore. It allows me to keep focus on the important things and gives me the courage to say 'no' to the less important. Simple tools, like the 4 D’s for Decision Making, drastically changed the way I manage e-mails. And while my inbox is still not completely down to zero, the size is much more manageable. On the corporate level, each manager uses it to varying degrees. The big advantage here is everyone understands the basics and the system provides a common platform on which we can all connect. Not only has it helped in my professional life, but in my personal life as well. I find I now have more time for family and friends. Weekends no longer 'fly by' unproductively. Plans are accomplished, be it some home improvement project or some personal relaxation/reflection down time. This productivity system has been an invaluable tool to allow me to take back control of my time and accomplish my priorities and it has vastly helped me to improve my work/life balance."