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Building Accountability

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince.

Our next leadership training is on building accountability. To help us start thinking about this topic, we’re asking all of our department head leaders to watch a 25-minute video from Root Inc, a company focused on employee engagement. This video features Mike Thaman, who has retired but at the time was CEO of Owens Corning, a global producer of residential and commercial building materials and Fortune 500 company. Note: While YouTube is blocked on our network and guest Wi-Fi, you will need to use a personal device with other Wi-Fi or your own data to access the video.

As you watch this video, expect to get a clearer vision for how it looks to build accountability and why that’s different than holding others accountable. Use this Building Accountability Video Guide to help you prepare for your small group work. You do not need to write answers. Your small groups will discuss these questions together.