Take personal responsibility for your actions, words, ethics, and character traits. You control your life. If you are not getting the results you want at work, readjust your thinking and actions and try something else. Admit that you always affect the outcomes in your life.
How often do you consciously take personal responsibility for your thoughts, words, and deeds? Answer the following questions to assess your own accountability.
1. Would you be dishonest if it meant saving your job?
2. How do you handle yourself when you make a mistake?
3. How would you deal with a coworker who steals your idea
and claims it as his own?
When you accept personal responsibility, you hold yourself accountable in all areas of your personal and professional life. You are honest with everyone all the time and behave in a professional manner.You admit mistakes, follow proper procedures and rules,and meet your commitments on deadline.
Look over your answers to determine your level of accountability. If you do not currently hold yourself to high standards of integrity, work to improve. If you have been disregarding policies and procedures,miss deadlines, or are unfair or emotional, begin to follow the rules and manage your time and behavior. By holding yourself accountable,you will become a valued employee.
In challenging economic times, those who refuse to accept personal and professional responsibility for their actions become liabilities to their companies. As liabilities, they set themselves up for layoffs and firings.
101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work. 101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work, ISBN: 9781435454323 Prepared for email@example.com, Joanne Hale © 2011 Safari Books Online, LLC. This download file is made available for personal use only and is subject to the Terms of Service. Any other use requires prior written consent from the copyright owner. Unauthorized use, reproduction and/or distribution are strictly prohibited and violate applicable laws. All rights reserved.