Accountability Flows From the Top

Sam Silverstein Blog

As a kid I can remember playing the game follow the leader. I always wanted to be the leader because the leader determined where we were going and what we were doing. The object of the game was unless you were the leader you had to do exactly what the leader did. In any organization, be it government, business or not-for-profit, what the leader does the people will follow.

Everything rises and falls on leadership. You don’t lead things, you lead people. If the leadership sets a standard of being a good steward of resources, then the people will be a good steward of the resources. If the president of the United States is loose with government resources than his cabinet members will follow.
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The Accountable Leader Is Accountable To All

Sam Silverstein Blog

The devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Maria has been far beyond our imaginations. Communities have been completely destroyed and the rebuilding will be a long hard process. The lives lost cannot be measured in dollars and cents, and the emotional toll on families will never be forgotten.

When you are a leader your accountability is to all the people you lead not just those you desire to lead. We are accountable to people not to things, events or situations! If there has been any delay in the President of the United States responding to the people of Puerto Rico for reasons other than logistics we should think twice about how he is leading.
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