Accountability Quotes Page 2
"You are accountable for your actions, your decisions, your life;
no one else is, but you."
"Ask anyone in charge of managing people to define their number
one leadership challenge, and they're likely to tell you that it's
achieving accountability for performance."
Di Worrall, Accountability Leadership
"Accountability is a key concept in moving an organization forward,
especially in a challenging business climate."
"A fire officer lives and breathes accountability to his superiors,
the men under his command who dare to go with him into the most
dangerous situations, and his community. Most of all, he is accountable
to himself for his decisions. Without accountability, there is no fire service."
Lieutenant David Kahn
"But, getting people to be accountable requires that you stop trying
to impose accountability on them. If you try to force them to be responsible,
they'll only resent your demands, and I guarantee they'll fight back,
sometimes in ways you can see, but most often in ways you can't."
Robert Lebow; Randy Spitzer, Accountability
Accountability is what binds high-performance organizations.
It is contagious and sets a company up for success.
"Great leaders understand that talented people thrive in a culture
where accountability is a support system for success."
"Accountability truly is the cultural infrastructure required to drive high
levels of corporate performance."
"When accountability is present, people keep their eyes on a very clear prize.
They know what they are working
toward and how they are going to get there."
Henry J. Evans, Winning With Accountability
of High Performing Organizations
"Leading is attractive because it means you hold yourself accountable for things greater than yourself.
It also means the burden of any outcomes are on you."
Brian Maddox, The Reframe
"It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do,
for which we are accountable."
"Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life."
"I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the
worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward
the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen;
how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.
I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss,
or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious
gift I have - life itself."
"We are accountable for our decisions in our personal life
so why shouldn't we be just as accountable in our work life."
"We are accountable only to ourselves for what happens to us in our lives."
Quote of The Day
"A good coach will hold the team accountable for both their actions and their results."
Leadership vs Management
"Compromise is usually bad. It should be a last resort.
If two departments or divisions have a problem they can't solve and it
comes up to you, listen to both sides and then pick one or the other.
This places solid accountability on the winner to make it work.
Condition your people to avoid compromise."
"If we want unity, we must all be unifiers. If we want accountability,
each of us must be accountable for all we do."
Words of Encouragement
"My belief is that personal freedom cannot grow beyond personal
responsibility. The more people that learn to be fully accountable
for their lives, the more freedom each of us can enjoy and the more
fulfilling all of our lives will be."
"God does not want us to do extraordinary things; He
wants us to do ordinary things extraordinarily well."
To be accountable or to be a victim is one of those elemental
decisions that everyone needs to make. Simply, the former leads
you to a happier and more rewarding life.
Our character is a composite of people we have watched, experiences
we have had, but completely relies on the decisions that we make.
Scott Schwab, Standing Accountable
So you're living in a world that gives you the chance to build your life
as you please, but at the same time holds you responsible for
what happens to you and for what you have done until now.
Andy Hertz, Life, The Best Birthday Gift
Poems about Life
It would be hard to conceive of a society where blame and righteous
anger play no part. Without blame, moral codes, whatever their provenance,
would be unenforceable and legal structures unsustainable. If we look at
the origins of the term 'blame' it is rooted in ancient ecclesiastical
moralizing and disapproval - blasphemare - 'speaking evil of'.
Blame is therefore a curious paradox: necessary and functional,
but also deflective and destructive.
Stephen Fineman, The Blame Business
In democratic institutions, accountability to the American public
and its elected representatives is a vital and unique concern.
It would be troubling, in other words, if policy were made by
officials with little or no connection to the public.
Steven J. Balla, Bureaucracy and Democracy
What I look at nowadays are things like how, even if an organization
is beautifully designed around accountability, what really makes it hum
is a genuine commitment from the people who are being held accountable.
I am particularly intrigued by what it feels like to be wholly committed
rather than being just a little committed, and intending to do something
without any serious commitment rather than having no commitment at all
- even when there is accountability.
Art Horn, Throw Your Stuff Off the Plane
There is a reason that "accountability" continues to top the critical needs
list of most organizational leaders. These leaders are keenly aware
that accountability is the essential ingredient that allows individuals,
teams, and organizations to soar and leave the competition in their wake.
Mike Evans, Achieve with Accountability