The Accountability Blog

Month: June 2012

Be Accountable to Yourself

I was talking with a client and he asked me, “Sam, why is it more difficult to be accountable to my self than to be accountable to others?” It’s a very interesting question because I too find it’s much easier to be accountable to others. We’re worried about what other people will think about us. We’re worried about how we’re going to look if we don’t perform at the level that we said we would

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Proactive Accountability

As a professional speaker, many times I’m asked, “How does accountability play into organizational growth?” Oh, sure, we understand if we mess up, we need to stand up and say it’s our fault and it won’t happen again. But that’s reactive accountability. What I like to see people do is apply proactive accountability. And by being proactive, you need to know what it is that you’re accountable for. Basically, I believe that there are five

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Grow Your Sphere of Contribution

I went to get a haircut this morning and I had to wait for the gentleman to show up to cut my hair. He was running late again. He said he had to shovel snow in his driveway. Well, it did snow last night but the truth of the matter is, we all knew when we went to bed, that it was going to snow and he needed to get up early enough to clean

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It Takes Less to be Accountable

Now as we go through life, many times we see people who are looking for shortcuts. They’re looking for the easy and the quick road to success. And many times, it takes more time for that quick road to success than the one that is the accountable road to success. Here are five steps that will help you go down that accountable road to success to achieve what you want to achieve as individual and

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Creating a Winning Organizational Culture

When mergers and acquisitions look at possibly taking over an organization, they look at the organizational culture because they know that the cultures of the two organizations must mesh. They must be able to blend together if there’s going to be a successful merger and acquisition. Also, within an individual organization, successful leaders understand that a powerful, positive, successful organizational culture will only propel that organization faster and further and at least towards sustainability. It’s

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