George Clooney on accountability

February 26, 2013 by Joshua
in Blog, Leadership

Following up yesterday’s post on George Clooney on living well, I sampled another clip from the same interview in which he talked about accountability.

The context is his winning an award for his work on Darfur.

I think the clip illustrates how to keep focused on results, not accolades. And even to remember that the results you can achieve don’t necessarily mean results that you want to achieve in the long run. Reporting on hidden problems helps — how else can you try to solve them — but it doesn’t solve them.

Accountability: without it things don’t get done. Leaders almost necessarily have it because their team depends on them. Even if they don’t have accountability, effective people ask for it.

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