Accountability Arose at Google

Sam Silverstein Blog

Just recently Google fired an employee for statements he made in a 10-page manifesto that he posted internally at Google. In the document, the employee takes a position that being a woman is an obstacle to being part of Google’s technical staff. He put forth incorrect assumptions about gender and in the process supported gender stereotypes. Google displayed accountability in their actions.

This really is an issue of values. It matters what Google’s values are. It matters if Google is talking about the values and teaching the values. It matters if Google is living the values.
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When You Are The Leader It’s Always on You

Sam Silverstein Blog

The President of the United States has traditionally been a leader, a leader of our government and a leader of the free world. It is a different time and place now. Several events have happened recently that illustrate that the president has become a title and a position and that he is not a leader.

I study, research and write about accountability, building accountable organizations and becoming accountable leaders. We can all learn about what a leader is and what a leader is not from the actions of the president.

He and his party wanted to change the healthcare system. Thirteen men met behind closed doors, in secrecy. There were only men at the table, no women. They did not include people who represented the entire populous, they only included Republicans. In effect, less than half of the country was represented at the table.

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