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

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Praise for The 85% Solution

"Tired of riding the merry-go-round of irresponsible behavior and playing the shame-and-blame game without satisfaction? Linda Galindo expertly illuminates a path to a fulfilling life of success through her achievable guidelines for accountability in personal and professional life."
Larry W. Bridgesmith, Of Counsel, Miller & Martin; executive director and associate professor, Randy and Rhonda Lowry Chair of Conflict Management, Institute for ...

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Overview

Praise for The 85% Solution

"Tired of riding the merry-go-round of irresponsible behavior and playing the shame-and-blame game without satisfaction? Linda Galindo expertly illuminates a path to a fulfilling life of success through her achievable guidelines for accountability in personal and professional life."
Larry W. Bridgesmith, Of Counsel, Miller & Martin; executive director and associate professor, Randy and Rhonda Lowry Chair of Conflict Management, Institute for Conflict Management, Lipscomb University

"The title incidentally matches where 85% of my time is spent—dealing with people issues. The book gives 100% of the solution."
James C. Leonard, president and chief executive officer, Carle Foundation Hospital

"A no-nonsense guide to personal accountability, this is a must-read for anyone who dares to live the life they truly desire. We live in a changing world today where transparency, truth, and accountability are demanded. The 85% Solution delivers exactly what is needed now in our government, corporate America, the workplace, and personal success."
Leslie DeWald, president and chief executive officer, Ascend Insurance Resources

"Finally, Linda Galindo's compelling accountability model is accessible to everyone, through her engaging book, The 85% Solution. She takes a complex problem in today's world and reduces it to a series of simplified, understandable actions that can immediately transform the readers and their lives at work and in the community—for the better!"
Meg Jones, chief administrative officer, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

"This book is for leaders who are truly up to the challenge of developing personal accountability in themselves, and anyone in their organizations will benefit from reading this book. With corporate accountability at an all-time low, this book changes mind-sets by showing the way to personal accountability."
Tom Bakaly, city manager, Park City, Utah

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470500163
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 488,698
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Galindo consults with organizations, teams, and individuals who aim to improve their work and personal lives through greater personal accountability. She is a keynote speaker and conducts executive level seminars and retreats. She has been a regular contributor to Connect magazine and Lab Medicine. Galindo is experienced in change management, accountability, leadership development, and cultural assessment.

Versera Performance Consulting offers consulting and training services based on the content in The 85% Solution. Versera's validated Accountability Assessment, based on Linda Galindo's development and design, measures an individual's accountability on four dimensions. Versera's 8-hour and 4-hour facilitated workshops teach the mind-set and behaviors that create lasting 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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