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March Skillsoft Spotlight: No Excuses: Being Accountable

We are about 8 months into the fiscal year, which means we should all be well on our way to achieving goals and objectives identified in our annual performance evaluations or other goal setting processes.   When you have check-ins with your supervisor or manager, are you demonstrating that you are on track or do you need help in making yourself accountable?

Developing a Personal Accountability Framework is a 24 minute course in which you'll learn about the importance of personal accountability. You'll also learn strategies for developing a personal accountability framework by setting goals, developing an action plan, managing priorities, and staying focused and energized.  Taking responsibility for meeting your objectives, including deadlines and work targets, is an important component of good business etiquette and demonstrates your attitude of professionalism. While it can be difficult at times, being accountable for delivering on your objectives shows you are reliable, organized, and dedicated to your work.

Have more time?  Check out this two hour course which has multiple downloadable resources, including four job aids and six SkillBriefs. Working for Your Inner Boss: Personal Accountability will help you understand that not only is there someone else on the organizational chart that directs your work, you have an inner boss that influences the results of your work. In this course, you'll learn how to listen to your own inner boss, how to identify your internal standards, how to create a plan to meet those standards, and how to apply your inner boss's guidance to be accountable.

The 85% Solution: How Personal Accountability Guarantees Success: No Nonsense, No Excuses is a book that describes that we should all accept no less than 85% of the responsibility for the outcomes of our actions.  By taking the three important steps outlined—be responsible for the success or failure of everything you do, empower yourself to succeed, and be accountable for your actions—you will have the keys to taking control of your own success.

Note: A professional development plan can be created in conjunction with your ASM and appropriate administrator, which can be completed electronically through this program. Appropriate administrator approval must be obtained in advance to complete coursework during work hours.

Questions? Contact, x 5-1052.

Skillsoft Spotlight Archives

February: Get Your Game On – Prepare Yourself with Resiliency Skills

January: A New Year’s Resolution Should Be About What You Gain, Not What you Lose

December: Feed Your Mind with e-Learning

November: Time Management

October: Emotional Intelligence

September: Positive Connections

August: Effective Meetings

July: Goal Setting

June: Effective Communication Skills

May: Project Management Skills

April: Critical Thinking

March: March Madness

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