Happy Friday, Team!
Today, I want to talk about accountability, especially in today’s fast-paced business environment. As your President & CEO, accountability is one of the essential building blocks of a successful organization. And when it comes to being accountable, it is not just the responsibility of the individuals but also the collective responsibility of the organization.
In the Bible, the book of Luke, chapter 12, verse 48 says, “From everyone given much, much will be demanded.” This verse reminds us that with great power comes great responsibility.
Accountability goes beyond just being responsible for the work we do. It involves taking ownership of our actions and being transparent and honest when things are unplanned. It is about accepting our failures, learning from them, and consciously trying to improve next time. As an organization, accountability is a core value that I want deeply ingrained in our culture. We should hold ourselves and each other accountable for our actions, whether meeting our targets or being ethical in our decisions. When we work together and are responsible, we can achieve great things.
In Colossians chapter 3, verse 23, we read, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” This verse emphasizes our need to give our best in everything we do, including being accountable. As a nonprofit Christian organization, each team member represents our values and mission to the world. Every action or decision we make reflects upon the reputation of LSSSC. As such, our organization must be a trusted employer, and that trust comes through our commitment to a culture of transparency, honesty, and ethical behavior in every aspect of our work. When we act with integrity and honor, accountable for our actions, we earn the trust of our donors, partners, and the wider community, which is crucial for our organization’s growth and sustainability.
The book of Proverbs, chapter 11, verse 3 says, “The integrity of the upright guides them, but their duplicity destroys the unfaithful.” This verse reminds us that those who act with integrity are guided toward success, while their own deceit will hinder those who lack accountability and integrity.
Therefore, to be a successful and meaningful organization, we must hold ourselves and each other accountable; whether communicating honestly with our stakeholders, following through on our commitments, or being ethical in our decision-making, every member of our organization plays a vital role in building trust and goodwill.
In conclusion, remember that the trust and respect we earn through accountability and integrity are the foundation of our organization’s success. It is our responsibility to hold ourselves accountable, not just to ourselves but also as a representative of our organization to the world. Doing so creates a culture and values and promotes accountability, integrity, and success.
Let’s strive to be accountable for our actions, take responsibility for our mistakes, and create a culture of accountability in our organization.