- Some Others determine that certain performance standards and/or behaviors MUST be met.
- Some Others decide that those performance standards or behaviors will likely occur only if sufficiently rewarded when achieved, or punished when compliance is absent.
- Some Others apply said rewards or punishments to induce the desired outcomes.
- We or a group of like-minded and valued others determine that certain performance standards and/or behaviors are worthy of personal or collective commitment and completion.
- We or a group of like-minded and valued others decide that those performance standards and/or behaviors will be achieved as result of their rightness.
- We or a group of like-minded and valued others continually modify and adjust our performance/behaviors to achieve the desired outcomes.
When the case has not been sufficiently made for the worthiness of a particular outcome, then Accountability measures must presumably be invoked.
It's really a Push vs Pull thing, but perhaps making a compelling case for Responsibility holds better promise than applying the oppressive tools of Accountability.
The stuff of effective leadership, I think.