MVP: Holding people accountable is a sign of caring.
During our Pennine Way hike, Pam and I walked 16-20 miles every day for 16 days.
We lost weight, gained muscle, and finished the hike feeling very fit.
Back in the work world, we don’t have time to walk 16 miles, so we’ve come up with a plan to work out each morning.
As part of that plan, we have agreed to hold each other mutually accountable. We will push each other because we care about each other’s health.
This captures the idea of compassionate accountability – If I really care about someone, I will hold them accountable to their commitments.
Dr. Nate Regier, was our guest on yesterday’s episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast, and
Nate’s new book is called Compassionate Accountability. This is a sector-agnostic show, so even if you aren’t an educator, consider listening to the show.
Today’s intention: I’ll be writing more about accountability partners this month, but for now reflect on this: Who is your accountability partner?