Is it time to change the culture of blame in your organization? If you think so, then understand that change only comes when accountabilities change. That means there has to be accountability, from the top to the bottom. Everyone must not only accept being accountable, but be willing to hold people accountable. This is not a culture of blame or hostility. It is simple based on clear cut facts and metrics, that you are either making the numbers or you are not. It’s simple! The change comes when you no long offer excuses or accept excuses, for periods of sub-standard performance.
Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko spent 20 years on the U.S. Navy SEAL teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer.