Introducing the E-Learning Nuggets
These brief e-learning nuggets have been created using e-learning authoring tools with the aim of providing an interesting, easy-to-understand and imaginative technique of introducing you to key learning concepts. Each lasts no more than five minutes with a total maximum engagement time of 15 minutes. You can run through each one on a mobile phone in the time that it takes to drink your coffee!
THREE LEARNING NUGGETS
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Does this sound familiar?
This is what we describe as the leadership deficit syndrome. It is a pattern of inaction, misguided management and poor motivation that happens with alarming regularity. The predictable response to this is one in which we all know things are wrong but where we all assume that it is someone else’s job to put it right. In the meantime, we all wait around waiting for the fixers to fix it and continue to get disheartened, demotivated and disengaged. Ultimately, people leave the team or the organisation and, in their place, comes another person who eventually feels the same.
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― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics
An Applied Leadership Challenge Space (ALCS) can be either physical or virtual. It is ‘where’ the ‘collective’ leadership comes together to discuss, identify, and respond to leadership challenges. It is where the process of determining how to respond to the challenges takes place through applied leadership sets (ALS). The ALSs are also grounded on the principles of action learning and reflective practice.
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What is Mutual Accountability?
Accountability helps create ownership and autonomy. It is an enabler of trust amongst the people you work with across your organisation and networks. As we have learnt from the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic, working in a remote environment can make it harder to hold yourself, and others, accountable. Developing a sense of mutual accountability is a critical response to this and other leadership deficits and in building the wider trust among other stakeholders and, most notably, the public.
Accountability is so important that it represents the flip side of collective leadership in terms of accountable leadership. Effective application of leadership will rely on both.
How mutual can we be?
First and foremost is the requirement to create a culture of accountability. This is a long-term aim but one that is essential in supporting the institutional core purpose. Once introduced and embodied, it will make life at work easier and support the applied leadership challenge space. In the short term, the responsibility of leaders is to create a climate of accountability. This is shorter term and can be strengthened by mutual accountability.
Click on the image above to (1) explore how your understanding of accountability aligns with what it means and (2) briefly explore how mutual accountability can improve both performance and longer-term organisational and individual learning.