Friday, October 8, 2010

Lean Quote: Be Accountable, Not a Victim

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change." ~ Dr. Robert Anthony

This accountability chart reflects the different levels of acceptance and non-acceptance of responsibility.  We all operate at different levels of the victim-accountability chart based on the situation.

The more we operate in the victim levels, the more energy is expended in blaming and making excuses.  We are less likely to produce the desired results.

The more we operate in the accountability levels, the more energy is expanded in acknowledging our role, taking responsibility for the problem, in finding solutions.  We are more likely to produce the desired results.

In conclusion, I think it is appropriate to end with this quote:

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” - Stephen R. Covey

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  1. I can't say anything but one word..........AMEN!

  2. Don't blame other if you don't want to be alone.Just keep it in mind.