CAREER DEV | 120 VC Build a Culture of Accountability

Leadership = Power Skills

Picture this: You're a great leader. You want your team members to succeed, but you've been told that holding them accountable is the key to success. Well, I hate to break it to you, but that's just dead wrong.

You see, our ideas about accountability have been ingrained in us since childhood. When we reach for the hot stove, our hand gets slapped. And as we grow older, we think of accountability as punishment. But that's not what it should be.

The truth is, accountability stifles autonomy and promotes negative reinforcement. It's the opposite of leadership. People want to do a good job and win, but being cynical about that fact only breeds distrust.

Think about it: Would you want someone constantly looking over your shoulder? It ruins trust. And trust should be the beating heart of your organization. According to the Harvard Business Review, high-trust companies have employees with 74% less stress, 106% more energy, 40% less burnout, and 29% more satisfaction with their lives.

So, if you want your teams to succeed, you need to stop holding them accountable. It may sound provocative, but it's a critical step toward empowering your team members. And empowering your team members is what true leadership is all about.

Learning Outcomes & Objectives:

  • Learn the language of Accountability and Non-Accountability.
  • How to assess your culture of accountability by listening to its language.
  • How to stop holding people accountable & get better results.
  • How to help people stay accountable by identifying what’s “missing.”
  • Learn how leadership is deeply human.
  • Learn when it’s time to admit someone doesn’t have the Attitude or Aptitude to succeed and “do the right thing.”

Instructor: Jason Scott

scott-jason-200x200.jpgFrom the start of his career spent jumping out of helicopters in the United States Navy, J. Scott has a long history of leadership, servanthood, and bearing witness to the transformative power of getting s*t done. Since starting 120VC he's personally overseen the global transformational efforts within organizations such as DirecTV, Trader Joe's, Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and others. His team's unique, irreverent approach to change has generated breakthrough results and created meaningful jobs. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, J. Scott is a devoted husband and father and author of "It's Never Just Business: It's About People," and "The Irreverent Guide to Project Management," both available on



1.5 PDUs Power Skills Category



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Type of category: Career Development - Education and Training

Type of activity: Leadership = Power Skills

Date: June 29th, 2023

Hour: 5:00PM to 6:30PM

PDUs: 1.5


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