Achieve with Accountability: Ignite Engagement, Ownership, Perseverance, Alignment, and Change

Achieve with Accountability: Ignite Engagement, Ownership, Perseverance, Alignment, and Change

by Mike Evans


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119314080
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/06/2017
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

MIKE EVANS is the Executive Vice President of QuestMark. He has served in senior leadership and consulting roles with Kotter International, FranklinCovey, and Tom Peters Company. He has developed a unique perspective from working alongside a star studded list of world-renowned thought leaders, including Dr. John Kotter, Dr. Stephen Covey, Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, Hyrum Smith, Steve Farber and Chris McChesney. He consults with senior teams, delivers keynote speeches, facilitates custom workshops and provides coaching and consulting on a variety of subject areas, including Personal and Organizational Accountability, Change Leadership, Culture Shaping, Flawless Execution and Exemplary Leadership.

Table of Contents

The Author xi

Resources, Solutions, and Workshops xiii

Preface: Taking Accountability xv

Chapter 1 Taking Accountability 1

Positively the Best Decision 1

Take Accountability or Blame? The Stakes Are High 5

The Magic of Taking Accountability 6

The Rewards of Taking Accountability 10

Accountability Accelerator 11

Shine the Spotlight on the One and Only 15

An Unexpected and Illuminating Discovery 19

Do They Know the Rules of the Game? 21

Chapter 2 Choices 35

Decisions Determine Destiny 35

Stay the Course—Avoid Drowning “Below the Water” 39

Beware of the Bell 43

Leading Accountability—It Is a Choice, and Everyone’s Job 46

Where Do They Learn Those Things? 49

Words Are Cheap—The Actions We Choose Are What Matters 52

The Enemies: Justifications, Explanations, Reasons, Rationalizations, Vindications, and Excuses 54

Why Did Randy Cross the Road? 56

Chapter 3 Accountability—What Is It? 67

Once Defined, It Flows 67

Are You Fully Recognizing Your Realities? 74

The Eyes Have It 76

Have You Accepted Ownership for Your Realities? 78

Yoda—The Accountability Coach 81

Lessons from Hyrum 83

Solutions Abound 86

The Obvious Next Step 90

Chapter 4 Accountability Transcends 97

Powerful Shift in Perception 97

Cement the Focus 100

The Magical Mindset Shift 103

Lessons from the Marauders 106

Accountability Trumps Responsibility 109

To LAG or to LEAD 111

Chapter 5 The Preeminent Organization 117

Accountability Is the Catalyst 117

Shaping an Accountable Culture 120

Ignite Desired Accountable Behaviors 122

The Power of Genuine Appreciation 127

Culture: How We Do Things Around Here 129

Forging an Accountable Culture: Little Things Matter—A Lot! 131

Are the Experiences in Your Culture Nurturing Accountability? 133

The Relationship Triad: Experiences, Beliefs and Actions 135

You Alone Are Accountable for How You Are Perceived 137

Sustaining an Accountable Culture: Tune-Ups Required 139

Accountability Tip: Do Not Shoulder Their Accountabilities 142

Do Not Dwell on Why: Keep Moving Forward 144

Accountability in Times of Change: Overcome Fear and Denial 146

The Pinnacle: The Accountable Organization 150

Live and Lead Accountably 161

Index 163

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