In this Expert Insight Interview, Bob Reish discusses responsibility and accountability and how our thinking patterns shape our actions. Bob Reish is a business coach and works with many different companies and individuals to help them optimize their businesses.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The importance of assuming responsibility in leadership
- Why we must look internally rather than externally
- How our thinking shapes our activity
Excuses vs. Accountability
We’ve been through huge and traumatic changes with the pandemic and civil unrest, and it is very easy to let all of these events distract us. Not only that, but we can also use these problems as a get-out-of-jail-free card and blame anything that happens in our business or personal lives on external circumstances.
Excuses and blame are being thrown around more these days, especially in leadership, while responsibility and accountability are hard to come by.
People have gotten themselves into a habit of always looking externally. And let’s face it, there are plenty of people out there who will give you the ammunition to support your point of view, regardless of what it is.
When Bob Reish works with leaders, he helps them push aside all the extraneous noise and focus on the internal rather than the external. He helps his clients realize that, as entrepreneurs, they are not really limited by their circumstances and have much more control over their lives than they perhaps realize.
Thinking, Beliefs, and Actions
The one person we talk to the most is ourselves. We talk to ourselves at night, every time we’re in the car, pretty much any time we’re alone, and sometimes even when we’re with other people. The critical thing to understand here is that our thinking directs our belief system, and our activities result from our beliefs.
When we focus on our activity, that creates a successful outcome, either negative or positive. It all comes back to what we think, and our successful outcome is measured not only by our activity but by our desired outcome, and our thinking and beliefs are the foundation.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.