By Karyn Greenstreet
Posted in:Mastermind Group Facilitation
Are you helping your members create success by holding them accountable?
Accountability is one of the cornerstone principles in mastermind groups. It’s all about helping others to reach their goals through purposeful, sustainable action.
Wikipedia describes accountability as, “A is accountable to B when A is obliged to inform B about A’s (past or future) actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct.”
Yikes! I’m not so sure about the “suffer punishment” part when you talk about accountability in mastermind groups!
But certainly setting up an accountability structure can help Person A get things done, and Person B can help hold their feet to the fire.
In mastermind groups, members agree to:
The group Facilitator is responsible to:
When I surveyed my own mastermind group members, 60% told me they wanted to be held accountable for the actions/goals they promised in our mastermind group meetings. (The other 40%? I think that’s another blog post altogether!)
The power of accountability means members implement instead of pondering and wandering in circles. If you don’t take action, you can’t see what outcome appears, and you stay stuck where you are. Accountability extends the power of a mastermind group between meetings and works in tandem with setting and keeping goals within the mastermind meetings themselves.
2 thoughts on “Why Accountability is Important in a Mastermind Group”
Recently my Mastermind members asked for more accountability at our monthly meetings.
Now as well as checking last month’s actions we check on any from earlier months not completed.
Good thought, Neil. It’s not just the actions that were promised from the most recent meeting. It’s ALL the actions that are still “in progress!”
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