Accountability Quotes

Accountability means you are responsible or accountable for something. Let these accountability quotes encourage and inspire you. We often use the example of being part of a team whereby you are accountable to other team members to be the best that you can be. We all are accountable for many different aspects of our lives. What we do with our lives is a choice we all make every day.

"At the end of the day we are accountable to ourselves - our success is a result of what we do."
Success   |

"An accountability partner is able to perceive what you can't see when blind spots and weaknesses block your vision. Such a person serves a a tool in God's hand to promote spirtual growth, and he or she watches out for your best interest." Charles Stanley
Inspirational Quotes  |  

"So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other." President Barack Obama
Words of Encouragement  |  

"Blaming, whining, deflecting accountability, risk aversion, and resistance to change are but a handful of symptoms of the adversity-beaten individual and organization." Paul G. Stoltz PhD, . Adversity Quotient Work: Finding Your Hidden Capacity For Getting Things Done
Quotes about Taking A Risk   |

"The benefit of truly accountable leaders is that they are able to create effective structures where their staff know what is expected of them, and can improve the business for customers." Jane Storm
Customer Service  |  

Neither age nor experience matters when it comes to being personally accountable for any and all outcomes. Kory Livingstone
"Neither age nor experience matters when it comes to being personally accountable for any and all outcomes- no excuses whatsoever- be they positive or negative, nor shifting blame to other people or to external factors." Kory Livingstone, Quiet Determination: unlocking the gates to unlimited success!
Age   |

"What is 'the blame game' you ask? Well, simply put, it's not accepting responsibility and blaming others for outcomes that you don't care for in your life." Joseph E. McGuire, The Great Blame Game Escape
Blame   |

"Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver specific defined results." Brian Dive, The Accountable Leader: Developing Effective Leadership Through Managerial Accountability
Promises Made  |

"In the years I've been thinking and talking about leadership, I've come to realize that the desperate need for accountable leaders is the fundamental challenge organizations are facing today." Vince Molinaro, The Leadership Contract: The Fine Print to Becoming an Accountable Leader
Challenge   |

"The time has come to carry accountability forward, to take it offline and into the real world. To share our lives with just a few people we really, truly, honestly trust." Craig Gross, Open: What Happens When You Get Real, Get Honest, and Get Accountable
Sharing  |

"Individuals and teams have a sense of ownership, and are focused, disciplined and collaborative, while holding each other accountable for outcomes." Di Worrall, Accountability Leadership: How Great Leaders Build a High Performance Culture of Accountability and Responsibility
Focus  |

"Regardless of the complexity around us or the briskness of the winds of change that may attempt to drive us off course, taking initiative, being consistent and having others count on us to do what we say will we do -true acCOUNTability -sets people apart -particularly if we intend to make the most of what we do, and who we ARE, in service to others." Dr. Zara F. Larsen
Change  |

Creating a culture 
of integrity and accountability . . . generates a respectful, enjoyable and life-giving setting in which to work.
"Creating a culture of integrity and accountability not only improves effectiveness, it also generates a respectful, enjoyable and life-giving setting in which to work." Tom Hanson, Ph.D.; Birgit Zacher Hanson, M.S., M.C.C., Who Will Do What by When?: How to Improve Performance, Accountability, and Trust with Integrity
Work  |

" Teams keep leaders accountable for the goal. Individuals connected to no one can change the goal without accountability." John C. Maxwell, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork Workbook: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team
Goals  |

"The benefits and possibilities that are created created by being personally accountable are countless." Jay Fiset, Reframe Your Blame, How to Be Personally Accountable
Possibilities  |

"Concerns about accountability measures are especially relevant because quantitative evaluation has come to permeate social life. If it seems difficult to escape talk of accountability and assessment, it is because these ideas are now far more common than in the past." Wendy Nelson Espeland, Engines of Anxiety: Academic Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability
Stress  |

"I believe the best way for teachers to deal with test-based accountability pressures -the way that benefits students -is to accept those pressures as a given, then plan and carry out instruction knowing that it will take place on an accountability-spotlighted stage." W. James Popham, Instruction That Measures Up: Successful Teaching in the Age of Accountability
Teacher  |

"Accountability, is the state or condition of being accountable or responsible. That is right. We are responsible for what goes on in our heads." John Vaulkner, Accountability: 8 Thoughts to Manifest Mental Focus at a Moment's Notice
Positive Thinking  |

"To function effectively, a business requires leaders who are accountable for driving success." Barry Linetsky, The Business of Walt Disney and the Nine Principles of His Success
Leadership  |

My experience is that accountability is an extremely powerful tool to align an organization toward its objectives. Susan Gomez
"My experience is that accountability is an extremely powerful tool to align an organization toward its objectives." Susan Gomez
Experience  |

"I'll be honest with you that I've come to find that in my own life, but I've tried to accept my responsibility to myself, and responsibility for myself, and to face up to my difficulties." Francis Brennan, Counting My Blessings - Francis Brennan's Guide to Happiness
Encouraging Quotes  |

"Break the riddle of accountability, the thinking goes, and you will have solved one of the thorniest issues in modern business." Mihnea Moldoveanu, The Promise: The Basic Building Block of Accountability
Positive  |

"Jesus understood the value of relationships, teamwork, and accountability. Effective ministry often erupts from small teams." Beth Beutler, Time Management, Jesus' Way
Teamwork   |

"Most goals people set are not achieved because they are not held accountable for them. When goals are made in private they tend to fall off because people stop being motivated, stop focusing and stop prioritizing." Bola Onada Sokunbi, Goal Setting To Live Your Dreams
Motivation   |

"Good men prefer to be accountable." Michael Edwardes
Good   |

"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life." Spinoza
Life   |

"It's just that we're all accountable for our own happiness. And being happy does matter. It's up to each of us to find out what shape or form that takes." Peter Jennings, Why Being Happy Matters: Discover How the Power of Joy Will Energize Your Life
Happiness  |

Don't get up from the feast of life without paying for your share of it. W. R. Inge
"Don't get up from the feast of life without paying for your share of it." W. R. Inge
Wise |

"Responsibility is a grace we give ourselves. It is not something imposed from outside of us. We have a say in how our life goes." Kristen Moeller, Waiting for Jack
Inspirational Books  |

"There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows." Farrar
Failure   |

"Simple organizational structure and clear accountability are necessary conditions for the exercise of effective leadership." John Adair
Leadership vs Management  |

"In a fast-changing and increasingly complex world, accountability of leaders is acquiring a renewed focus." R Gopalakrishnan,
Helping Others  |

"The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself."
John Stuart Mill
Action   |

"It means a lot. It means I'm accountable." Champ Bailey
Nails That Destroy   |

"When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are." Ceasar Chavez
Honest   |

"Some think success is all about 'choices' and 'personal responsibility.' Yes, those are real, but it's so much more complicated than that." Robert H. Frank, Success and Luck
Choices  |

"People are more inclined to pass the buck than they are to take responsibility. The fact is, though, passing the buck doesn't build your character or give you the opportunity to learn from your mistakes." Marshall Goldsmith
Character  |

A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last. Joseph Fort Newton
"A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last." Joseph Fort Newton
Key Instructions for Life   |

"My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment." Oprah Winfrey
Famous   |

"When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future." Arnold Schwarzenegger
Compassion   |

"Remember that you are unique. If that has not been fulfilled, then something wonderful has been lost." Martha Graham
Graduation   |

"At times it is difficult to see the forest through the trees, and other tragedies have come and gone, but the main thing that I have learned is that I am accountable for my thoughts, my words, my actions, and my inactions." Scott Schwab, Standing Accountable: Increase Your Success by Holding Yourself Responsible
Discouraged   |

"It is in your best interest to recognize that there is a difference between being responsible and taking responsibility. You Have the Freedom and Power to Choose Christopher Avery, The Responsibility Process: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power
Responsibility for Happiness  |

Responsibility changes everything. The moment we decide that we are the ones who are capable of and responsible for changing things everything shifts. John B. Izzo, Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything
Decision   |

"To take responsibility for yourself as a leader and person; you need to learn to unlearn bad habits, and learn from your mistakes." Andrea Reibmayr, Trust Leadership: Take Responsibility, Use Success and Transform
Mistake   |

I believe that accountability is the basis of all meaningful human achievement.  Sam Silverstein
I believe that accountability is the basis of all meaningful human achievement. Sam Silverstein, No More Excuses: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational
Achievement   |

To achieve life mastery and be worthy of a life well lived, we must take action, ownership, and responsibility for our choices. Our date with destiny is not about reaching a final destination. It is about how fully we live the journey. Will Craig, Living the Hero's Journey: Exploring Your Role in the Action-Adventure of a Lifetime
Destiny  |

I learned how I wanted to treat people - not only on my team, but in life. I learned the importance of accountability and being invested in every one of your teammates. I realized character could be as valuable as a home run, and my behavior and that attitude helped extend my career. David Ross, Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
Attitude  |

It's the big E-word: Excuses. Excuses have a very cascading effect on future behavior. Success in one's profession and fostering interpersonal relationships play a crucial part in how a person handles taking responsibility over making excuses. Anwar Williams, Make An Excuse To Succeed
Excuses   |

To be able to work at home successfully takes all of the following: motivation, perseverance, work, good habits, no excuses, balance, accountability, and action. Byron Pulsifer
Don't We All Want To   |

If I could give one tip for people - it's not an exercise or nutrition regimen. It's to walk your talk and believe in yourself, because at the end of the day, the dumbbell and diet don't get you in shape. It's your accountability to your word. Brett Hoebel
Believe In Yourself  |

Accountability is a two-way street. As a leader, you want to know that you can count on people to do what they said they would do. Likewise, your colleagues want to know that they can count on you as the leader to do what you have promised them. Greg Bustin, Accountability
Trust   |

You are the only one responsible for your actions and must understand that you will be held accountable. Actions that move you towards a goal or the accomplishment of a specific achievement must be positive, not negative, and must be of your own choice and not those of any other person no matter who they are. Byron Pulsifer
Key Instructions For Life   |

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