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How to Establish Personal Accountability at Every Level of Your Business Are you delivering on your responsibilities and duties?

By Mike Phillips

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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mike Phillips discusses how to stay accountable to yourself and your higher-ups. He states that accountability and responsibility are two different things. Responsibility is often associated with personal duties you must complete. Accountability is the series of steps and evaluations afterward. How well did you complete your tasks?

As a manager, if you want to improve your staff's accountability, often the options are limited to striking an unspoken deal with them. Phillips notes that oftentimes the best a manager can do for accountability is reach an agreement with his employees. If you set clear boundaries for your employees and trust them with duties, your employees will ideally feel the personal responsibility to get their jobs done. To help them along, Phillips recommends a few easy tips — such as writing down their tasks and sharing plans with others — to maintain accountability.

Click the video to hear all of Mike Phillips' tips.

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Mike Phillips

Digital Executive, Motivational Speaker, and Leadership Coach

Michael "Mike" Phillips is a Digital Executive, Motivational Speaker, and Leadership Coach. He has more than 25 years in coaching and leadership. Mike hosts a weekly podcast for sales and leadership titled "The FRONT." One of Mike's driving purposes is to help YOU grow and go further in business and to develop the next generation of business leaders.

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