No More Excuses: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth

No More Excuses: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth

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by Sam Silverstein
     
 

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Accountability is not a consequence.Accountability is your competitive advantage.

Many professionals avoid accepting personal accountability for failures while readily accepting credit for successes. But those who achieve truly great things in life know that true accountability makes all the difference between success and failure—on both a personal and

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Accountability is not a consequence.Accountability is your competitive advantage.

Many professionals avoid accepting personal accountability for failures while readily accepting credit for successes. But those who achieve truly great things in life know that true accountability makes all the difference between success and failure—on both a personal and organizational level.

Based on interviews with over fifty successful masters of the art of accountability—including academics, Fortune 500 CEOs, and Hall of Fame athletes—No More Excuses identifies the five accountabilities that all truly successful people and organizations share. These principles and traits are the common currency of successful individuals and businesses across virtually every industry and culture. When organizations embrace accountability at all levels, performances improve and competitive advantages emerge.

When you willingly accept and embrace the five accountabilities, you encourage accountability in others and empower your teams to achieve at the highest level. The result is an organization focused on its fundamental values and committed, at the individual level, to achieving critical strategic goals.

Whether you're a business owner, a top executive, or a team leader, accountability starts with you and trickles down to everyone else. If you want to build an organization that achieves its goals and beats the competition, it's time for No More Excuses.

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"As a former CEO of Southwest Airlines, I learned that a key leadership principle for success in a challenging market was to make accountability a competitive advantage. In this exciting read, No More Excuses, Sam will show you step-by-step just how to do that. The five accountabilities that Sam shares 
will be key in making your organization successful."  —Howard Putnam , Former CEO, Southwest Airlines, and author of The Winds of Turbulence

"At ING DIRECT, we believe that understanding and driving a culture of accountability is a major competitive advantage for our business. Practicing the fundamentals of accountability as set out in this book can help you differentiate your business, drive engagement and retention among your employees, improve interactions with your customers, and drive business results. Sam Silverstein's unique approach to this strategically vital issue is required reading."  —Peter Aceto , President & CEO, ING DIRECT, Canada

"When I look at the Five Accountabilities, I think these are probably the key drivers that allow people to make and fulfill commitments."   —George Tamke, Chairman of The Hertz Corporation; Culligan Ltd.; and ServiceMaster

"In the age of finger-pointing and corporate bailouts, accountability seems to be a long forgotten myth. As someone who sees, first-hand, the impact of personal accountability on our nation's healthcare costs, I view No More Excuses as an important guide for individuals and corporations that want to harness the power of accountability to achieve their goals."  —Stan Nowak, CEO & cofounder, Silverlink Communications, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780768407525
Publisher:
Sound Wisdom
Publication date:
01/20/2015
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
264,074
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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