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Accountability is a noun that describes accepting responsibility, and it can be personal or public. every person has accountability for their own actions and behaviors. Most of the time taking accountability means admitting you made a mistake and being late does not make you important. Tardiness is a very unattractive quality when it comes to most aspects of someones life: family functions, meetings, interviews, and especially a job. While your family will forgive tardiness, your job will not. Being late a few times is unavoidable. But, Being consistently tardy makes you unreliable and shows a lack of respect for other people’s time and obligations. Being late shows others that one person should be waited on, while everyone else can’t. People do not like when their feelings are not taken into consideration, when they take the time to consider others.
Accountability is when you overcome fear and accept responsibility for the consequences of your actions. An accountable person is more concerned about what is right than what others will think. An accountable person acts in good faith at all times allowing others to trust in them and depend on them. Accountability requires a willingness to answer questions from those people affected by your actions. As a person becomes more influential accountability becomes ever more important.
Accountability requires a deep personal understanding that we each are active members in global, national, and local communities. Membership requires that we honor these communities’ customs and laws, that we serve as these communities with integrity, and that we treat all community members with respect and dignity.
To be accountable is to consistently demonstrate the dedication to stand up and support an individual, group, or community, and to have the courage to do so even if you stand alone. Accountability means being the person that my family and friends can count on, providing service that truly adds value, producing results and actually earning my paycheck for my employer, giving 110% effort during a game for my teammates, and using whatever talent and power I’ve been blessed with to help those less fortunate. Trust is ultimately built through accountability, and the ability to garner trust is the common thread of all true leaders, accountability is the essence of leadership. Accountability means conducting yourself in a way that would make your grandparents and your grandchildren proud. It means honoring, exceeding, and improving standards. Accountability means recognizing the consequences of your decisions and the impacts of your actions. It means taking an active role in sustaining the community that surrounds you.
The Importance of Accountability is so my chain of command knows where everyone is so if they need someone for something they will know where to find them. i believe It is also necessary to have accountability to make sure everyone on my team is safe and to make sure they are where they are supposed to be. Why my chain of command have accountability it is easier for them to track down other people in case they were needed for anything. Being accountable means being dependable, showing up to work at the appointed time, being at the right place and at the right time and doing the right thing at the right time. It is also to see if everyone shows up to work and or where they are supposed to be. Accountability is not only for keeping track of other people it can also be for keeping track of money, gear, legal documents, and many other things.
The reason you would want to keep track of a person is so if there is ever a time where a lot of someone goes missing you would be able to look in specific place rather than looking in unnecessary places. You can also make a log book so whenever anyone goes somewhere they would have to sign out of that log book. And also the buddy system is a good way to find out where someone would be. I think the whole reason for having accountability is so we get to where we are going on time, so we stay safe and if we were to get into trouble someone could come get us.
It is also helpful to have a cell phone with your chain of command in it so you can always be reached. When I am accountable it makes my chain of command job easier and mines too doing what I need to do to be accountable is always a plus because being early doesn’t mean that I am early but being late is being failure to report and unaccounted for. If my chain of command always have a hundred percent accountability they will never have any problems like wondering where someone is or wondering why someone is missing.
Discipline is vital in accountability because if I maintain my discipline as a professional I will always be accountable unless told to do otherwise. Without discipline, the military and the government will be ruined because discipline means the observance of certain well-defined rules like reporting too my place of duty on time. Without such regulation it is not possible to maintain proper accountability or do my job to the best of my ability. Following orders and being a professional is essential to my command and the operation of the United States military. Following orders is of the utmost importance in the United States military. Obedience is what enables the United States military to operate in an organized and effective manner which is very important during regular and difficult situations. I may have been able to question of obedience in my daily life, this luxury is not available to me in the united states military where my goals require internal functioning and coordination.
Not following orders is not an optional choice while living the standards of the United States military. If I don’t follow orders this makes me ineffective and if I’m ineffective at my command it slows down the progress of winning and also breaks my commands concentration. If I execute the order quickly and help with the effectiveness of the command, even if they don’t know it because every single person is vital and important.