Great team members hold each other accountable to the high standards and excellence their culture expects and demands. – Jon Gordon
Too often, when we hear or see counterproductive behavior on our team, we turn and walk away. We say to ourselves, “that’s not my job; the boss or supervisor will need to address that problem.” On athletic teams, we think the coach is responsible for culture and standards. In schools, “that’s the principal’s job.”
Well no (a resounding no) . . . culture is the team’s responsibility. Every successful athletic team has a culture that is modeled by the coach and enforced by the team. Every successful organization has a culture that is led by leadership and cultivated within the ranks. Yes . . . it is your job to foster the culture you expect. Great team members hold each other accountable.
In schools, great teachers lead and contribute to the culture – and hold others accountable to the high standards that are demanded by the team. It is our job – it is our duty and responsibility – to hold each other accountable.