The biggest buzz word in coaching is accountability. Whether it’s in-house or the kind you pay a thousand dollars a month for, they’re shouting: YOU NEED ACCOUNTABILITY. But does it work?
Can You Hear Me Now?
When I was a kid it worked. Didn’t do my homework – got grounded. Didn’t do my chores – got grounded. But now that I’m an adult, does telling me I have to send a check to someone I hate force me to keep my commitment?
I committed to it but didn’t do it. Is that pain enough? Is not getting the win enough?
Do higher stakes equal more commitment? If you lose out on the gain you would have made, is that enough pain?
Punishment and peer pressure is not the way to get results from me. What about you? What works?