You are your own limitation. It’s not the economy, the government, your boss, your colleagues or your family that holds you back. It’s you…
Some people achieve extraordinary things in life; others do not. A difference between the two groups lies in Accountability.
Excellence requires Accountability. Take carrier aviation: even though there is enormous individual and team effort within aircraft carrier fighter squadrons, accountability is essential. Carrier aviation demands it because lives are at stake. Here, High Performance and Accountability are not just catchphrases, but a way of life. We achieve this level of Accountability through Leadership and Debriefing.
If your organization is interested AT ALL in holding on to top talent, Accountability is critical. Top talent doesn’t mind being held accountable for their results, however oftentimes they will LEAVE if they perceive their teammates not being held accountable. Top talent likes other top talent.
The featured video with Michael Jordan exposes in a really frank manner the typical problem of how people try to explain away their ability to be successful and the simplicity of where accountability MUST begin.
Don’t explain away your ability to be successful. Don’t point fingers. Create the life you want. Take responsibility, drive results. Be Accountable.
It starts with YOU!
Carey Lohrenz is the author of the Wall Street Journal Best Seller “Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck.”, a motivational speaker and leadership expert.
Carey has flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot. Her extensive experience operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments, an aircraft carrier, and her unique position as one of the first female combat pilots make her the perfect opening or closing inspirational keynote speaker for your corporate meeting or conference.
Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she was a varsity rower, also training at the Pre-Olympic level. After graduation, she attended the Navy’s Aviation Officer Candidate School before starting flight training and her naval career. She is the mother of four kids, and is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.