Second, by not demanding accountability, you also fail to protect people from their own bad behavior or incompetence. Letting people stumble along doing the wrong thing or doing the right thing the wrong way, is not doing anyone any favors. You can not play to a person’s strengths and leave them in a position of weakness. A person in trouble will often already know they are in trouble. What they need is a helping hand, not a free ride to nowhere. I hate to say it, but this is often the way we treat someone we are trying to get rid off. We have decided we do not want them on the team so we just let them flounder along until they destroy themselves. Be careful, they may just stay to spite you, and then you will both be miserable. Honest may be the best policy. It may also be one of the hardest things you will ever do.