In the age of responsible innovation, the accountability partner coach.


In a previous post, I presented the rise of responsible innovation and more generally of the sense of responsibility since the arrival of the virus. Social distancing, barrier gestures, it is called upon to the responsibility of each one as a citizen. Likewise for innovation today it is about responsible innovation, protecting the planet, investing in sustainable ideas. This state of mind, which is strongly emerging in the new generation, forces everyone to realize that they are an actor in the system. Being and showing oneself responsible, that is to say aware of one’s actions, behaviors and decisions, is today a necessity for each of us and a fortiori an obligation for the leader. How to do it ?


  • Be responsible yourself in the name of exemplarity

It is difficult to advocate “responsible innovation” while behaving without respect for others, without being aware of the scope of one’s actions. “Be the change you want in the world,” said Gandhi, who was the first to conform his life to the vision he carried. Exemplarity, that quality which leads the leader to adopt the behavior he expects from his subordinates and which should inspire them in return, has become essential.

  • Coaching to set your intention and act in conscience

To ensure your goals and the right attitude to achieve your goals, support can be very useful. First step clarify your intention. What should my intention of responsibility relate to? What are my values? what are the expectations of others? what are the points of agreement? of difference. Once the intention is clarified you have to stick to it and for that a framework is necessary.

  • Coaching to give yourself a framework for action

In agreement with the chosen coach, certified and respecting ethics and deontology, a framework will be defined. The rhythm of the sessions, their place and their duration will constitute this regular meeting, this time given to oneself to work on one’s goal. Respecting this framework is imperative because departing from it leaves the door open to procrastination or the manifestation of emotional limitations.


  • Coaching to benefit from feedback and develop emotional intelligence

The coach by his active listening will also allow feedback ... always benevolent. Playing its role of mirror, it will support the awareness of actions to be encouraged or modified, of soft skills to be developed or used positively. In order to go in depth on self-knowledge and the perception of others, the coach can offer certified tools for measuring emotional intelligence. By testing his EQ (Emotional Quotient), he will identify the emotional skills that he recognizes himself and with a 360 ° he will benefit from the vision of those interviewed in his entourage. A complete assessment for a 360 vision of the perception of his sense of responsibility and his way of expressing it

  • Individual coaching but also collective

This support, which encourages the implementation of “responsible” actions, is proving to be very successful individually and is applied daily to managers and project leaders. But coaching can also be applied to teams, in particular to management teams who must exemplify the company’s sense of responsibility.


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