Definition of Personal Accountability:
Patricia Knight is a Human Resource Professional who blogs about employer/employee relations and believes in win-win employer/employee relationships. In her blog article Personal Accountability – It Comes From You linked below with her permission she defines personal accountability as: the responsibility an individual has to themselves by doing what you say you will do and aligning your words with your actions.
Please read Patricia Knights' article in order to gain a better appreciation of the concept of personal accountability and how you may apply it in your work and in life in general.
Personal Accountability – It Comes From You
The next article on personal accountability is written and posted on our server with permission of Allan Fortis, Planning and Development for the Office of Administration Division of Personnel for the state of Missouri. In his article reprinted with permission from the Solutions e-zine he defines personal accountability as: The willingness to claim 100% ownership for the results provided as a consequence of your involvement, both individually and collectively with others.
Please read the article linked below in its entirety before answering the questions for this lesson. It further explains the concept of personal accountability and discusses courage as it relates to the concept. One common theme of the articles discusses living one's life with integrity and having your actions align with your words.
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1. Based upon your reading explain what is meant by having the courage to be yourself?
2. Describe a situation whereby you felt you were treated unfairly in a work or life situation.
3. Describe the same experience only tell it in a way that you are fully accountable personally for the experience.
4. How did you feel in each instance of the telling of the story?