• Cathy Maday

Getting Others to "Do Their Job!"

It's an aggravating problem I help leaders with on a weekly basis:

“Joe doesn’t get his part done on time, then I’m the one who looks late because we’ve missed the deadline!”


“Leslie never delivers on time, so I end up doing it myself! Why doesn’t she just do her job?!”

It’s incredibly frustrating & exhausting when a teammate isn’t following through on his/her part of the work. And often, because you’re running 200 mph, you end up compensating for them and doing things that aren’t your responsibility. It’s tempting to think “it’s easier if I just do it.”

Except this accumulates & compounds and then you’re angry or resentful because you know darn well they’re getting away with it and you’re the one stressed out and feeling the pain.

It’s wonderfully freeing & satisfying once you learn how to communicate & partner with others in ways so that everyone is doing their part--consistently!

𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮 𝗳𝗲𝘄 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱:

𝟭𝘀𝘁--There are ways that you’re actively or 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺. It’s important to figure this out so that you stop creating this (unintentionally) in areas beyond the current situation.

𝟮𝗻𝗱--Sometimes people don’t “do their job” because they didn’t know it was their responsibility. 𝗖𝗿𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘀/𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀/𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀/𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲. How clearly have you identified, communicated, or confirmed these with team members?

𝟯𝗿𝗱--When they know it’s their job, recognize that they may be in the habit of missing deadlines because they think “it’s not a big deal.” Now it’s time for accountability. 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙙𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚, 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙟𝙚𝙧𝙠?

If you want more tools & support on this, join Ivan Konermann & me for our next

𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟱 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟭𝟭:𝟯𝟬𝗮--𝟭𝟮:𝟯𝟬𝗽 𝗘𝗧!

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Managers: If you have direct reports that struggle with holding others accountable, encourage them to join us for an interactive & value packed session!

The better equipped they are, the more freed up you are!

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