Sylvia Melena, author of Supportive Accountability
Sylvia Melena and Bill Ringle discuss ideas from her book “Supportive Accountability” and how they can be applied day-to-day for small business leaders.
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Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview
- The purpose of accountability is really to support your team and to set them up for success.
- Accountability is really a way of driving performance and results.
- Progression is about helping them meet performance expectations if they aren’t already.
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Sylvia tells about her inspiration and how they influenced her to connect to his potential. [00:47]
Can you share with me an example of how excellence influenced a particular decision you made or action you took? [03:01]
When you put your effort and energy and someone recognizes you, it validates and it says that it was appreciated. [04:35]
Was there a turning point that crystallizes that you want to teach appreciation? [05:06]
She talks about her career as a consultant and a writer [07:30]
Regarding the Model of Supportive Accountability, what else would you say to help someone get the gist about how to think about supportive accountability? [09:27]
The bottom line of the model is about balancing supportive leadership and accountability. [09:33]
What is it that can bring to a situation and allow managers to see themselves and allow them to do to rectify that situation? [10:34]
What are the things that you teach about expectations that will help deepen the ability of the manager [12:27]
She talks about congruence between her work and values [15:57]
She talk about collaborative communication and explains it [17:51]
My Quest for the Best Lightning Round [19:55]
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SYLVIA MELENA is the Founder and CEO of Melena Consulting Group, a leadership and management consulting and training company. She is also the architect of the Supportive Accountability Leadership Model, a simple but powerful framework that helps leaders engage employees, promote accountability, and boost performance.
Sylvia unveiled the model with the publication of her debut leadership book, Supportive Accountability: How to Inspire People and Improve Performance. The book won an International Latino Book Award and a San Diego Book Award. Sylvia’s leadership philosophy has also been featured by the Society of Human Resources Management, the Human Performance Association, LEADx, Entrepreneur, Fit Small Business, and other outlets.
With a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies and nearly 20 years in the trenches of management, Sylvia has led individuals, small teams, and entire workforces into notable performance improvement. She has also coached, developed, and trained hundreds of seasoned and emerging managers and supervisors.