by anthony zecca
leading from the edge
i’ve been focusing on the leadership accounting firms need to succeed in a future driven by seismic disruptors. we began with strategy, then empowerment. this third post will address the critical element that makes empowerment work – accountability.
a characteristic of a great “edge” leader is the ability to empower everyone and understanding that as a leader, your responsibility is to lead and not manage. if you are the type of leader that manages, you own accountability since you can’t manage and empower at the same time. as i defined it in my previous post, a simple definition for empowerment that applies to all organizations is, “authority or power given to someone to do something.”