The 85% Solution: How Personal Accountability Guarantees Success -- No Nonsense, No Excuses

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"Whether you admit it or not, you are accountable for everythingyou're involved with, whether it turns out good or bad. The outcomebelongs to everyone who touched the project, not just to the oneswho made mistakes."
—From the Introduction

In today's uncertain world, the concept of accountability hastaken center stage as a vital business concern. Yet the notion ofaccountability is all too often confused with punishment,fault-finding, blame, and guilt. In The 85% Solution, authorLinda Galindo shows that the only ...

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Overview

"Whether you admit it or not, you are accountable for everythingyou're involved with, whether it turns out good or bad. The outcomebelongs to everyone who touched the project, not just to the oneswho made mistakes."
—From the Introduction

In today's uncertain world, the concept of accountability hastaken center stage as a vital business concern. Yet the notion ofaccountability is all too often confused with punishment,fault-finding, blame, and guilt. In The 85% Solution, authorLinda Galindo shows that the only true accountability is "personalaccountability" and reveals that the only way to achieve it is tobe responsible for the outcomes of your choices, behaviors, andactions.

Filled with self-assessments, this book will encourage you totake the needed risk-taking actions to reach your goals and get youwhat you want. Galindo explains that you must become willing toanswer for the outcomes that result from your choices and actions.By taking the three important steps outlined—be responsiblefor the success or failure of everything you do, empower yourselfto succeed, and be accountable for your actions—you will havethe keys to taking control of your own success.

Once we are able to accept no less than 85% of theresponsibility for the outcomes of our actions, we will enjoy ahappier and more productive life. This is the 85% Solution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470500163
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 712,056
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Galindo consults with organizations, teams, andindividuals who aim to improve their work and personal livesthrough greater personal accountability. She is a keynote speakerand conducts executive level seminars and retreats. She has been aregular contributor to Connect magazine and LabMedicine. Galindo is experienced in change management,accountability, leadership development, and cultural assessment.

Versera Performance Consulting offers consulting andtraining services based on the content in The 85% Solution.Versera's validated Accountability Assessment, based on LindaGalindo's development and design, measures an individual'saccountability on four dimensions. Versera's 8-hour and 4-hourfacilitated workshops teach the mind-set and behaviors that createlasting individual and organizational accountability.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (David Costello).

Introduction.

PART I Responsibility.

The Queen of Victims: A Fairy Tale.

It's My Responsibility.

You Are Responsible: A Before-the-Fact Mind-set.

Planet What Is.

Put The 85% Solution to Work for You.

Get Off of Planet Guilt.

No Fault, No Guilt, No Blame.

“I Am Not Lazy, I Just Pretend I Am”.

A Good Reason Not to Share.

All for One, One for All.

Follow the Leader?

The Accountability Quotient, Part 1.

PART II Self-Empowerment.

Make a Splash.

Empower Thyself.

The 85% Connection.

What's Your Point?

The Choice Is Yours.

Empowerment in Real Numbers.

Your Unique Definition of Success.

Spread the Word.

Go for the Goal.

Empower Your Attitude.

Empower Your Time.

Empower Your Words.

The Accountability Quotient, Part 2.

PART III Personal Accountability.

It Goes Both Ways.

Stand Up.

What You'll Give Up.

Tell the Truth.

What If You Don't Get Caught?

Own Your Choices—Right or Wrong.

Crystal Clear.

Write It Down.

A Clear Risk.

Floating in We-We.

Just in Time.

Rolling Heads.

Sticks and Stones.

Holding Others Accountable.

To Thine Own Self Be Clear.

The Accountability Quotient, Part 3.

Epilogue.

The Author.

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