The key is to remain on board with the employee, instead of playing the heavy. Let the progress reports do the hard work. An added benefit of the reports is that no goal will be overlooked for long without action being taken.
You might wonder, “If I manage like this, how will I ever get my own work done?” Consider the alternative. If your coworkers aren’t accountable, you’ll be doing their work for the rest of your career. Practice this management style consistently, however, and most of your coworkers will require very little of your time. In fact, they will likely become apostles of accountability, replicating your style throughout the organization.
— Gary B. Cohen