Commitment ** We are committed when we decide to do something without any expectation of return

What is meant by commitment? To be committed means we give our time and energy to something that we believe in, or we make a promise or a firm decision to do something. But a genuine commitment is much more than this. We are committed when we decide to do something without any expectation of … Continue reading Commitment ** We are committed when we decide to do something without any expectation of return

What is the difference between responsibility and accountability? ** We take responsibility but are held accountable

We use the words responsibility and accountability loosely in everyday language, but what is the difference? We can only choose to take responsibility for something. No one else can assign responsibility to us. Accountability means we are liable or answerable for our actions to someone or some authority. An easy way to think about being accountable is … Continue reading What is the difference between responsibility and accountability? ** We take responsibility but are held accountable

Ownership, not buy-in * To build community, we need to move from buy-in to ownership

One of the biggest mistakes we make when trying to instigate change in an organization is to attempt to change other people. We identify the problems, create the strategies and plans to implement a so-called solution and then try to “sell it” to people. We seek “buy-in”. By and large, though, all we get is … Continue reading Ownership, not buy-in * To build community, we need to move from buy-in to ownership