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.
At the end of the day we are accountable to ourselves - our success is a result of what we do.
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
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Napoleon Hill Quotes
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
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
How can we resent the life we've created for ourselves?
Who's to blame, who's to credit, but us? Who can change it,
any time we wish, but us?
Poems about Life
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.
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
Joseph E. McGuire, The Great Blame Game Escape
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!
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
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
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
Individuals and teams have a sense of ownership, and are focused,
disciplined and collaborative, while holding each other accountable for
Di Worrall, Accountability Leadership: How Great Leaders Build a High Performance Culture of Accountability and Responsibility
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
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
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
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
The benefits and possibilities that are created created by
being personally accountable are countless.
Jay Fiset, Reframe Your Blame, How to Be Personally Accountable
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
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
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
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
Building a family plan with expectations and accountability for all
members builds up the family and motivates each person to do their
personal best everyday.
Keith and Maya Traver, Parental Leadership
If you try to take on changes on your own, it is easy not to keep
yourself accountable. Try telling a close friend or family member
what you're doing and have them check in on you periodically.
Kathy Stanton, Simple Living And Loving It
When we assign blame we are pointing the finger to who or what
is responsible for a fault or for a wrong doing. We are trying to
make others accountable. Blaming does not solve a problem
it usually only makes people defensive.
If you will analyze those who cry "no opportunity" you will find that
they are using this as an alibi for their own unwillingness to assume
responsibilities and use their minds.
Andrew Carnegie, The Wisdom of Andrew Carnegie as Told to Napoleon Hill
To be concerned only about one's own life, is to deny that anyone
else is worthy. However, you cannot be held accountable for someone
else's life, or how they feel or react to a variety of different circumstances
Responsibility for Happiness
My experience is that accountability is an extremely powerful tool
to align an organization toward its objectives.
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
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
Good men prefer to be accountable.
Jesus understood the value of relationships, teamwork, and accountability.
Effective ministry often erupts from small teams.
Beth Beutler, Time Management, Jesus' Way
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end in life.
Don't get up from the feast of life without paying for your share of it.
W. R. Inge
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
There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is,
not to be true to the best one knows.
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
Simple organizational structure and clear accountability are necessary
conditions for the exercise of effective leadership.
Leadership vs Management
In a fast-changing and increasingly complex world, accountability
of leaders is acquiring a renewed focus.
Be accountable for doing the right things. This means ethical
execution of the activities that will actually support the goals
you have chosen for yourself.
Sam Silverstein, No More Excuses: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational
It means a lot. It means I'm accountable.
Nails That Destroy
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
A friend can inspire enthusiasm as well as accountability, and
that serves to challenge you.
Deanna Cosso; Romuald Andrade, Success Cloning: The Ultimate Guide To Copy The Success Secrets Of The Top 1%
No one is perfect, and we all understand that, but when we decide
to make that lifelong commitment, we need to weigh the cost
and know God is holding us accountable for the commitments we make.
Dr. Kenton D. Wiley, I Know I'm Married But. . . 25 Principles To Avoid Cheating
Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage,
empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy,
accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity
in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives,
vulnerability is the path.
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
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
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.
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
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.
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.
You must be accountable constantly to those demands that are made
on your time and it is only you that can allocate what time can
be used for what purpose.
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.
Exercise. It made me accountable to myself by teaching me how to feel strong.
But I don't mean just on the outside.
It got to me in a deeper way by showing me how to have
a healthy relationship with myself.
Stacey Griffith, Two Turns from Zero
Quotes about Being Strong
Remember that you are unique. If that has not been fulfilled,
then something wonderful has been lost.
Accountability is the issue! If you can't find a way to get people to be
accountable, you're going to find it hard to make anything else work,
let alone your business.
Robert Lebow; Randy Spitzer, Accountability: Freedom and Responsibility Without Control
Poems about Regret
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
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
Believe In Yourself
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
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
I believe that accountability is the basis of all meaningful human achievement.
Sam Silverstein, No More Excuses: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational
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
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
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
To be able to work at home successfully takes all of the following:
motivation, perseverance, work, good habits, no excuses, balance,
accountability, and action.
Don't We All Want To
Accountability is - first and foremost - about being reliable.
To get a good picture of your personal accountability,
you may want to periodically ask yourself, "Can people count on
me to do what I say I'll do, as I said I would do it?"
Henry J. Evans, Winning With Accountability: The Secret Language of High Performing Organizations
Making A Difference