Lesson01: Personal Accountability

Lesson Objectives:


  • Students will begin to understand the concept of personal accountability.

 

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.

http://www.compuhigh.com/demo/work_exp/Solutionsspg3-4.pdf

Grading Rubric:

To get a 10: All answers are correct the first time, or within first revision. You can have no grammatical or structural errors, within the first revision. Answer in complete sentences; all lesson requirements have been met.  

To get a 9: You can have 1 incorrect answer. You can have 2 grammatical errors (spelling, punctuation, capitalization, wrong word, etc.) Answer in complete sentences; all lesson requirements have been met.  

To get an 8: You can have 2 incorrect answers. You can have 3 grammatical errors (spelling, punctuation, capitalization, wrong word, etc.). Answer in complete sentences; all lesson requirements have been met.

To get a 7: You can have 3 incorrect answers. You can have 4 minor grammatical errors (spelling, punctuation, capitalization, wrong word, etc.). Answer in complete sentences; all lesson requirements have been met.

To get a 6: You can have 4 incorrect answers. You can have 5 minor grammatical errors (spelling, punctuation, capitalization, wrong word, etc.). Answer in complete sentences; lesson requirements have not been met or missed.  

To get a 5: 6 or more incorrect answers. Plagiarism - purposeful or mistaken, which will lower your final grade for the course (so be very careful when posting your work!); lack of effort, disrespect, or attitude (we are here to communicate with you if you don't understand something); or 6 or more errors of any kind. Answer in complete sentences; lesson requirements have not been met.   
Note:  For this class it is necessary to post the questions over each answer. Failure to do so will result in asking for a revision.  You will also be given two chances to revise your work after your initial post.

Assignment:

Please be sure to post the questions over each answer when you submit your work.  All answers must be written in complete sentences, using proper grammar.

Do not submit text that you have copied from sources, including websites. All of your work should be in your own words. Using copied text would be considered plagiarism.  For more information, review our page on Plagiarism and Citation.

 

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?





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