How do leaders know if the people they are looking to hire or their direct reports have personal accountability? Ask these questions:
- Tell me about a time when it was necessary to admit to others that you had made a mistake. How did you handle it?
- Give an example of a situation where others had made an error or mistake and you had to take the blame for their actions. How did you react?
- What is the worst business decision you ever made? What made it the worst? Would knowing what you do now have helped you to avoid making that decision?
- Give me an example of a lesson you have learned from making a mistake. What did you do differently going forward?
Leaders who understand the personal accountability capacity of each direct report will be empowered and empower others for greater success.