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600 Insightful Accountability Quotes: Wisdom (2023)

1. The benefits and possibilities that are created by being personally accountable are countless.


2. “Tuesday morning is a time to reflect upon what to include in your team meetings; it is your time to deliver words of passion that speak to the dazzling new roads ahead where each person is accountable for their own actions and behaviors; where each day represents a fresh start to be a positive influence; and, where self is expressed as unselfishness with each person you meet.”


3. “Transparency is key to reciprocal accountability, which we use to be both free and smart. It is the miracle tool that enables us to question the lies of monsters.” — David Brin


4. When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if there are no consequences—that poor performance becomes the new standard. Therefore, leaders must enforce standards.


5. “I've come to realize that the desperate need for accountable leaders is the fundamental challenge organizations are facing today.”


6. “Truly accountable leadership is the only way to build an organization that can not only survive in our increasingly complicated world but also grow and thrive.” ― Vince Molinaro


7. “The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability.” — Simon Mainwaring


8. “The pressure of adversity is the most powerful sustainer of accountability. It's as though everything you do is multiplied by 50 in order to surpass those with a head-start. I was never capable of slacking when at the threshold of failure.”


9. There’s not a chance we’ll reach our full potential until we stop blaming each other and start practicing personal accountability.


10. When everyone is held accountable to someone, then everyone is more accountable to the organisation.


11. I am so glad that I have you in my life. It’s hard to find someone who holds you accountable but still loves you no matter what. Thanks for always pushing me forward, not because you had to, but because you knew I was capable of so much more.


12. “Leadership, the Marines understand, is not about being right all the time. Leadership is not a rank worn on a collar. It is a responsibility that hinges almost entirely on character. Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust. Leadership comes from telling us not what we want to hear, but rather what we need to hear.”


13. “A friend can inspire enthusiasm as well as accountability, and that serves to challenge you.”


14. “Without accountability there’s no civilization.” – Abhijit Naskar


15. “The man who focuses on efforts and who stresses his downward authority is a subordinate no matter how exalted his title and rank. But the man who focuses on contribution and who takes responsibility for results, no matter how junior, is in the most literal sense of the phrase, “top management.” He holds himself accountable for the performance of the whole.”


16. “To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes.”


17. “You steadily grow into becoming your best as you choose to be accountable and accept responsibility for improvement.”


18. “Numbers create accountability. When you set a number, everyone knows what the expectation is.”


19. “Having authority implies accountability. If you reject the blame for failures under your watch, people reject your leadership.” ~ Rick Warren


20. Tuesday is a day to remember that you are responsible and accountable for each word you speak so make each expression one to be celebrated not castigated. Byron Pulsifer


21. “The word accounting comes from the word accountability. If you are going to be rich, you need to be accountable for your money.” — Robert Kiyosaki


22. “Remember, only when you assume full accountability for your thoughts, feelings, actions, and results can you direct your own destiny; otherwise someone or something else will.”


23. “In our recovery package we put new standards of accountability and transparency, which we hope will now apply.” — Nancy Pelosi


24. “It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”


25. Accountability is all about taking responsibility for your actions, including the work you choose to do. To become more productive and effective, hold yourself accountable by taking responsibility for your actions.


26. “Acknowledge and accept reality as the first step toward taking accountability.”


27. “A leader in sports, business, or any other field of endeavor should possess and provide the same qualities inherent in a good parent: character, consistency, dependability, accountability, knowledge, good judgment, selflessness, respect, courage, discipline, fairness, and structure.”


28. “Tuesday morning is a time to reflect upon what to include in your team meetings; it is your time to deliver words of passion that speak to the dazzling new roads ahead where each person. is. accountable. for. their. own. actions. and. behaviors.”. Start. it. fresh!. ~. Byron. Pulsifer


29. Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust. - Author: Simon Sinek


30. “Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust.” Simon Sinek


31. "I take full accountability for everything that happens in my life, even when I’m not in the wrong.”


32. “Captain Marquet came to understand that the role of the leader is not to bark commands and be completely accountable for the success or failure of the mission. It is a leader’s job instead to take responsibility for the success of each member of his crew. It is the leader’s job to ensure that they are well trained and feel confident to perform their duties. To give them responsibility and hold them accountable to advance the mission. If the captain provides direction and protection, the crew will do what needs to be done to advance the mission.”


33. 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.


34. “Assign who owns each Rock. This is vital for clear accountability. Each of the three to seven company Rocks must be owned by one and only one person on the leadership team. When more than one person is accountable for a Rock, no one is accountable. The owner is the person who drives the Rock to completion during the quarter by putting together a timeline, calling meetings, and pushing people. At the end of the quarter, the owner is the one that everyone looks at to assure the Rock was completed.”


35. “Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.” ~ Denis Waitley


36. “Setting boundaries and holding people accountable is a lot more work than shaming and blaming.”


37. “On good teams, coaches hold players accountable; on great teams, players hold players accountable.”


38. Some want, to be exempt. They do not want to excel; they do not want to exert. They want to be considered excellent, for desiring to be held exempt, from all accountability.


39. “In summary, successful businesses operate with a crystal clear vision that is shared by everyone. They have the right people in the right seats. They have a pulse on their operations by watching and managing a handful of numbers on a weekly basis. They identify and solve issues promptly in an open and honest environment. They document their processes and ensure that they are followed by everyone. They establish priorities for each employee and ensure that a high level of trust, communication, and accountability exists on each team.”


40. “Transparency is key to reciprocal accountability, which we use to be both free and smart. It is the miracle tool that enables us to question the lies of monsters.” – David Brin


41. We’ve all been there. It’s easy to blame someone else to justify our actions at work. Being accountable for the things we do and say can be hard, but it makes us better teammates in the long run.


42. The best kind of accountability on a team is peer―to―peer. Peer pressure is more efficient and effective than going to the leader, anonymously complaining, and having them stop what they are doing to intervene.


43. We all make mistakes at work. You can show integrity by being accountable for your actions and doing what’s right, even when difficult.


44. “There are five ways technology can boost marketing practices: Make more informed decisions based on big data. The greatest side product of digitalization is big data. In the digital context, every customer touchpoint—transaction, call center inquiry, and email exchange—is recorded. Moreover, customers leave footprints every time they browse the Internet and post something on social media. Privacy concerns aside, those are mountains of insights to extract. With such a rich source of information, marketers can now profile the customers at a granular and individual level, allowing one-to-one marketing at scale. Predict outcomes of marketing strategies and tactics. No marketing investment is a sure bet. But the idea of calculating the return on every marketing action makes marketing more accountable. With artificial intelligence–powered analytics, it is now possible for marketers to predict the outcome before launching new products or releasing new campaigns. The predictive model aims to discover patterns from previous marketing endeavors and understand what works, and based on the learning, recommend the optimized design for future campaigns. It allows marketers to stay ahead of the curve without jeopardizing the brands from possible failures. Bring the contextual digital experience to the physical world. The tracking of Internet users enables digital marketers to provide highly contextual experiences, such as personalized landing pages, relevant ads, and custom-made content. It gives digital-native companies a significant advantage over their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Today, the connected devices and sensors—the Internet of Things—empowers businesses to bring contextual touchpoints to the physical space, leveling the playing field while facilitating seamless omnichannel experience. Sensors enable marketers to identify who is coming to the stores and provide personalized treatment. Augment frontline marketers’ capacity to deliver value. Instead of being drawn into the machine-versus-human debate, marketers can focus on building an optimized symbiosis between themselves and digital technologies. AI, along with NLP, can improve the productivity of customer-facing operations by taking over lower-value tasks and empowering frontline personnel to tailor their approach. Chatbots can handle simple, high-volume conversations with an instant response. AR and VR help companies deliver engaging products with minimum human involvement. Thus, frontline marketers can concentrate on delivering highly coveted social interactions only when they need to. Speed up marketing execution. The preferences of always-on customers constantly change, putting pressure on businesses to profit from a shorter window of opportunity. To cope with such a challenge, companies can draw inspiration from the agile practices of lean startups. These startups rely heavily on technology to perform rapid market experiments and real-time validation.”


45. On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams’ players hold players accountable.


46. “When leaders who epitomize Extreme Ownership drive their teams to achieve a higher standard of performance, they must recognize that when it comes to standards, as a leader, it’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate. When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if there are no consequences—that poor performance becomes the new standard.”


47. “You know, a lot of people feel that sobriety is about just stopping using whatever it was that you appeared to be addicted to, but it really has to do with a way of looking at your life and taking accountability.” — Bonnie Raitt


48. “As Kelly Rae so beautifully demonstrated, boundaries are simply our lists of what’s okay and what’s not okay. In fact, this is the working definition I use for boundaries today. It’s so straightforward and it makes sense for all ages in all situations. When we combine the courage to make clear what works for us and what doesn’t with the compassion to assume people are doing their best, our lives change. Yes, there will be people who violate our boundaries, and this will require that we continue to hold those people accountable. But when we’re living in our integrity, we’re strengthened by the self-respect that comes from the honoring of our boundaries, rather than being flattened by disappointment and resentment.”


49. “Only when everyone embraces the same positive perspective of accountability can the entire organization maximize its effectiveness at getting results.”


50. “Trust, honesty, humility, transparency and accountability are the building blocks of a positive reputation. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.” Mike Paul


51. Dignity is the reward of holding oneself accountable to conscience.


52. “Blame is the coward’s solution to his fear of accountability.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough


53. “If you have not confronted true horrors, understood evil, suffered hopelessness and despair, found faith, and made yourself completely accountable for your own choices, actions and outcomes, then I can guarantee that any acceptance you pretend to have will be as brittle and temporary as a snowball in the middle of summer.”


54. “The integrator is the person who harmoniously integrates the major functions of the business. When those major functions are strong and you have strong people accountable for each, great healthy friction and tension will occur between them. The integrator blends that friction into greater energy for the company as a whole.”


55. “I am lord of myself, accountable to none.” ~ Benjamin Franklin


56. “When leaders who epitomize Extreme Ownership drive their teams to achieve a higher standard of performance, they must recognize that when it comes to standards, as a leader, it’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate. When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if there are no consequences—that poor performance becomes the new standard. Therefore, leaders must enforce standards. Consequences for failing need not be immediately severe, but leaders must ensure that tasks are repeated until the higher expected standard is achieved. Leaders must push the standards in a way that encourages and enables the team to utilize Extreme Ownership.”


57. “On issue after issue, the polls – and these are not snapshot polls; these are polls over a consistent period of time – show that most Americans share what one could call core liberal or progressive values: investment in health care and education over tax cuts; fair trade over free trade; corporate accountability over deregulation; environmental protection over laissez-faire policies; defending Social Security and Medicare over privatizing them; raising the minimum wage over eliminating it. The country prefers progressive alternatives to the failed policies of the conservative right.” ~ Katrina vanden Heuvel


58. “There’s not a chance we’ll reach our full potential until we stop blaming each other and start practicing personal accountability.” — John Miller


59. “Take accountability before an excuse snatches you.” ― Tyconis D. Allison Ty


60. “I believe that all of us have gangster proclivities and greedy orientations that need accountability. That’s why democracies are necessary. We have to have institutions to try to curtail the use of arbitrary power so that our greedy orientations and gangster-like proclivities don’t get out of hand.” ~ Cornel West


61. “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.”


62. “You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives. This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void.” ~ Stacie Orrico


63. It’s your journey to take. You are the one that has to be accountable for your work. The steps of your journey should come from within you. Find hidden courage and commitment inside yourself—you already have all the strength you need.


64. “Leaders inspire accountability through their ability to accept responsibility before they place blame.”― Courtney Lynch


65. “Dehumanizing and holding people accountable are mutually exclusive. Humiliation and dehumanizing are not accountability or social justice tools, they’re emotional off-loading at best, emotional self-indulgence at worst. And if our faith asks us to find the face of God in everyone we meet, that should include the politicians, media, and strangers on Twitter with whom we most violently disagree. When we desecrate their divinity, we desecrate our own, and we betray our faith.”


66. “Professional accountability is a good thing. Without it, excellence is merely a pipe dream and even average performance isn’t a realistic expectation.” — Leon F.


67. Building a culture in which people take accountability to deliver on its promises is hard work and can be difficult to accomplish. Only when every person is held accountable to themselves, their peers, and their shared possibility can the impossible become possible.


68. “Real leadership involves clear communication, personal accountability, and a zest for bringing out the best in everyone!” –Farshad Asl


69. “Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organisation can have.” – Pat Summitt


70. A friend can inspire enthusiasm as well as accountability, and that serves to challenge you.


71. “To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes.” – Brené Brown


72. “When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.” -Brene Brown


73. “Understanding the true meaning of accountability makes us strong and enables us to learn”


74. “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


75. “True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability.” — Monica Johnson


76. Reports submitted on time projects completed before deadline, and goals exceeded. That’s what you’ll find at our workplace. Everyone is accountable here.


77. “Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you’re never wrong?” – Pat Summit


78. “The first step to creating a wealthy life is starting from wherever you are today. That self-honesty takes the highest level of personal accountability.” – Loral Langemeier


79. “Simple organizational structure and clear accountability are necessary conditions for the exercise of effective leadership.”


80. 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


81. “To hold someone accountable is to care about them enough to risk having them blame you for pointing out their deficiencies.”


82. “The heart of compassion is really acceptance. The better we are at accepting ourselves and others, the more compassionate we become. Well, it’s difficult to accept people when they are hurting us or taking advantage of us or walking all over us. This research has taught me that if we really want to practice compassion, we have to start by setting boundaries and holding people accountable”


83. “Firing someone is not necessarily a sign of accountability, but is often the last act of cowardice.” - Patrick Lencioni Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/


84. “It all came down to employee engagement. It all came down to recognition. It all came down to leadership, which led to every sailor feeling ownership and accountability for the results. You can ask a team to accomplish a mission but you can’t order excellence.”


85. When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.


86. “Acknowledgment of torture is not accountability for it.” ~ Yousef Munayyer


87. For most people, blaming others is a subconscious mechanism for avoiding accountability. In reality, the only thing in your way is YOU.


88. “We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people’s feet to the fire.” ~ Jennifer Granholm


89. “The ability to lie, paired with unaccountability, has made a near infinite amount of liabilities.” – Justin K. McFarlane


90. “Requiring accountability while also extending your compassion is not the easiest course of action, but it is the most humane, and, ultimately, the safest for the community.”


91. “If you made the choice to get in there and fight, you have to accept accountability for whatever happens.” – Roy Nelson


92. “Leadership is not an allowance to do minimum work, it is an accountability to do maximum work.”


93. Sometimes you gotta Take accountability for the way you feel no matter what a person put you through.


94. Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.


95. “My experience is that accountability is an extremely powerful tool to align an organization toward its objectives.” – Susan Gomez


96. “This is exactly what Alan Mulally walked into when he took over as the new CEO at Ford in 2006. Ford was in serious trouble, and Mulally was brought in with the hope that he could save the company. Much as Chief Cauley had done at the CRPD, Mulally made it his first order of business at Ford to find out as much as he could about the current state of things from the people who worked there. The task, however, proved more difficult than he expected. To keep a pulse on the health of the organization, Mulally introduced weekly business plan reviews (BPRs). All his senior executives were to attend these meetings and present the status of their work against the company’s strategic plan, using simple color coding—green, yellow and red. Mulally knew that the company was having serious problems, so he was surprised to see that week after week every executive presented their projects as all green. Finally, he threw up his hands in frustration. “We are going to lose billions of dollars this year,” he said. “Is there anything that’s not going well here?” Nobody answered. There was a good reason for the silence. The executives were scared. Prior to Mulally, the former CEO would regularly berate, humiliate or fire people who told him things he didn’t want to hear. And, because we get the behavior we reward, executives were now conditioned to hide problem areas or missed financial targets to protect themselves from the CEO. It didn’t matter that Mulally said he wanted honesty and accountability; until the executives felt safe, he wasn’t going to get it. (For all the cynics who say there is no place for feelings at work, here was a roomful of the most senior people of a major corporation who didn’t want to tell the truth to the CEO because of how they felt.) But Mulally persisted. In every subsequent meeting he repeated the same question until, eventually, one person, Mark Fields, head of operations in the Americas, changed one slide in his presentation to red. A decision he believed would cost him his job. But he didn’t lose his job. Nor was he publicly shamed. Instead, Mulally clapped at the sight and said, “Mark, that is great visibility! Who can help Mark with this?” At the next meeting, Mark was still the only executive with a red slide in his presentation. In fact, the other executives were surprised to see that Fields still had his job. Week after week, Mulally would repeat his question, We are still losing tons of money, is anything not going well? Slowly executives started to show yellow and red in their presentations too. Eventually, it got to the point where they would openly discuss all the issues they were facing. In the process, Mulally had learned some tricks to help build trust on the team. To help them feel safe from humiliation, for example, he depersonalized the problems his executives faced. “You have a problem,” he would tell them. “You are not the problem.”


97. “There is no accountability in soft money. None.” ~ Zach Wamp


98. “In our experience, accountable people constantly seek feedback from a wide range of associates, be their friends, family, business partners, consultants, or other advisers.”


99. “A friend can inspire enthusiasm as well as accountability, and that serves to challenge you.” – Deanna Cosso


100. “Everything is about accountability to the American people, accountability of the executive branch … [and] accountability of the oversight of the Congress.” ~ Jay Rockefeller


101. “If a business has to be told that it needs more focus, accountability and decisiveness, there is a bigger problem at hand.” ~ Brad Garlinghouse


102. “We’re building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be tolerated.” — Brad Stevens


103. “For great leaders, The Golden Circle is in balance. They are in pursuit of WHY, they hold themselves accountable to HOW they do it and WHAT they do serves as the tangible proof of what they believe.” - Simon SinekInfographic published by Neil Beyersdorf linkedin.com/in/neilbeyersdorf


104. “To be accountable means that we are willing to be responsible to another person for our behavior and it implies a level of submission to another’s opinions and viewpoints.” – Wayde Goodall


105. “Open collaboration encourages greater accountability, which in turn fosters trust.”


106. “You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck.” – Donald Rumsfeld


107. Accountability is the key to accomplishing anything. Let’s be accountable for our actions and show up ready to work each day.


108. Accountability is key to success. When you are accountable to yourself, you’re more likely to reach your goals and have a better career.


109. “Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.” ~ Atifete Jahjaga


110. “The five behavioral manifestations of teamwork: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability and results.”


111. I am sick of being nice and getting taken for granted. I want someone who is willing to get in my face, hold me accountable, and take no prisoners with their arguments.


112. “Some people are hard to hold accountable because they are so helpful. Others because they get defensive. Others because they are intimidating. I don’t think it’s easy to hold anyone accountable, not even your own kids”


113. “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” — Thomas Paine


114. “You and only you are accountable for what you extend and give to others. One smile not only increases your value, but it gives joy to each person you meet.” — Byron Pulsifer


115. “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody. ” — Thomas Paine


116. We need more transparency and accountability in government so that people know how their money is being spent. That means putting budgets online, putting legislation online.


117. “Ironically, for peer-to-peer accountability to become a part of a team’s culture, it has to be modeled by the leader. That’s right. Even though I said earlier that the best kind of accountability is peer-to-peer, the key to making it stick is the willingness of the team leader to do something I call “enter the danger” whenever someone needs to be called on their behavior or performance. That means being willing to step right into the middle of a difficult issue and remind individual team members of their responsibility, both in terms of behavior and results. But most leaders I know have a far easier time holding people accountable for their results than they do for behavioral issues. This is a problem because behavioral problems almost always precede results. That means team members have to be willing to call each other on behavioral issues, as uncomfortable as that might be, and if they see their leader balk at doing this, then they aren’t going to do it themselves.”


118. “In reality, we all have our lives, and the accountability for the achievement of our dreams and goals falls strictly on our own shoulders.” – Thomas Matt


119. “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” – Thomas Paine


120. Democratic accountability means that governments must be popularly accepted, with citizens empowered to replace corrupt or incompetent rulers.


121. “From interviews and orientation to performance reviews and compensation decisions, “the three virtues,” as they came to be known, were to be regular topics of conversation. And, of course, there was plenty of hands-on, practical training around the five behavioral manifestations of teamwork: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Those courses had become much more effective with participants who shared the three underlying virtues.”


122. “Both employees and senior management must accept the fact that feedback creates accountability. Employees must overcome the fear of risk and tell inquiring senior managers what they really need to hear.”


123. “One of the best things you can do on Thursday is to keep yourself held accountable for your goals.” — Byron Pulsifer


124. all the many times I assign thoughts to others that they never actually think. I hold them accountable to harsh judgments they never make. And I own a rejection from them they never gave me. - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


125. “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


126. “When people feel accountable and included, it is more fun.” – Alan Mulally


127. Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.


128. “Individuals and teams have a sense of ownership, and are focused, disciplined and collaborative, while holding each other accountable for outcomes.” – Di Worrall


129. “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.” — Byron Pulsifer


130. “Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that.” - Steve Ballmer


131. “Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust.”


132. “The more comfortable a leader is holding people accountable, the less likely she is to be asked to do so.”


133. “Teams keep leaders accountable for the goal. Individuals connected to no one can change the goal without accountability.” — John C. Maxwell


134. “The five behavioral manifestations of teamwork: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability and results”


135. “The United States stands at the pinnacle of world power. This is a solemn moment for the American democracy. For with primacy in power is joined an awe-inspiring accountability for the future.” ~ Winston Churchill


136. “Leadership is not a rank worn on a collar. It is a responsibility that hinges almost entirely on character. Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust. Leadership comes from telling us not what we want to hear, but rather what we need to hear. To be a true leader, to engender deep trust and loyalty, starts with telling the truth.”


137. Where there is no accountability, there will also be no responsibility.


138. “To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility. — BELL HOOKS1”


139. "One of the best things you can do on Thursday is to keep yourself held accountable for your goals.”


140. “Good performance accountability is about having a positive conversation between manager and employee. A manager is a coach and communicator, not command and controller.”


141. True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability.


142. This also means recognizing that addiction is in fact a disease, not a moral failure. Rather than blaming yourself for your addiction, be kind to yourself. Do not feel bad if you were unable to achieve sobriety on your own. You may not yet possess the tools to do so, but treatment you can develop these tools. Treatment offers structure and accountability, increasing the odds of remaining sober. Moreover, programs teach healthier ways of coping, dealing with conflict, and responding to triggers.


143. “Real leadership involves clear communication, personal accountability, and a zest for bringing out the best in everyone!” – Farshad Asl


144. “An attitude of accountability lies at the core of any effort to improve quality, satisfy customers, empower people, build teams, create new products, maximize effectiveness, and get results.”


145. Consumer accountability drives quality and efficiency.


146. “It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” –Moliere


147. “There is no accountability in soft money. None.” — Zach Wamp


148. “In the midst of this despondency, I’m not responsible for my feelings. I can’t talk myself out of irritability and apathy. But I am accountable for my behavior, for cracks in my facade.”


149. “It’s not an insult to have a past and to have some accountability to it.” — Grant-Lee Phillips


150. “During the next two weeks I am going to be pretty intolerant of behavior that demonstrates an absence of trust, or a focus on individual ego. I will be encouraging conflict, driving for clear commitments, and expecting all of you to hold each other accountable. I will be calling out bad behavior when I see it, and I’d like to see you doing the same. We don’t have time to waste.”


151. “The fear of the Lord helps us recognize our accountability to God for the stewardship of leadership. It motivates us to seek the Lord’s wisdom and understanding in difficult situations. And it challenges us to give our all to the Lord by serving those we lead with love and humility.” – Paul Chappell


152. “Execution is a systematic process of rigorously discussing hows and whats, tenaciously following through, and ensuring accountability.” — Lawrence Bossidy


153. “Some want, to be exempt. They do not want to excel, they do not want to exert. They want to be considered excellent, for desiring to be held exempt, from all accountability.”


154. “I learned early that if I wanted to achieve anything in life, I’d have to do it myself. I learned that I had to be accountable” – Lenny Wilkens


155. “You get to take credit when you also take accountability.”


156. “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


157. “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


158. The only way we succeed as a group is not simply following directions, but in keeping each other accountable for our actions.


159. Missing deadlines and not owning up to your mistakes will always hold you back. If you want to feel better about yourself, make sure you hold each other accountable for your actions and words.


160. “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


161. “To me. a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes. And so what I think is really important is sustainability.”


162. “Understanding HOW you do things and, more importantly, having the discipline to hold the organization and all its employees accountable to those guiding principles enhances an organization’s ability to work to its natural strengths.”


163. “It amazes me that parents are allowed to raise kids. There’s so much power and often very little accountability.” — Ben Marcus


164. “It means a lot. It means I’m accountable.” ~ Champ Bailey


165. “A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for injury.” –John Stuart Mill


166. “An absence of accountability is an invitation to team members to shift their attention to areas other than collective results”


167. This quote highlights the inner strength that addicts and alcoholics working to heal from addiction possess. Recovery requires a person to take a deep look inside and confront their darkest fears. Recovering addicts learn to recognize personal weaknesses, rebuild damaged relationships, develop communication skills, ask for forgiveness, build trust and take accountability for their actions. Many people will never understand the daily work one must do in recovery.


168. “The best kind of accountability on a team is peer-to-peer. Peer pressure is more efficient and effective than going to the leader, anonymously complaining, and having them stop what they are doing to intervene.” – Patrick Lencioni.


169. “I just think we need more accountability and more transparency.” — John Thune


170. “Tuesday is a day to remember that you are responsible and accountable for each word you speak so make each expression one to be celebrated not castigated.” — Byron Pulsifer


171. “There is no rule that says ‘A chief executive has to be in charge of this or that.’ Of course a chief executive is the court of last resort and has ultimate accountability. And the chief executive also has to make sure of getting the information necessary to discharge this ultimate accountability. The chief executive’s own work, however, depends on what the enterprise requires and on who the individual is. As long as the CEO’s work programme consists of key activities, he or she does a CEO’s job. But the CEO also is responsible for making sure that all the other key activities are adequately covered.”


172. The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity, and accountability.


173. “Some people prefer the passenger role, because it imposes no real pressure to decide or stand accountable for their life results.” ~ Phil McGraw


174. “Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable” – Jason Kidd


175. “The ability to lie, paired with unaccountability, has made a near infinite amount of liabilities.” ― Justin K. McFarlane


176. “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 our commitments.”


177. “I define accountability as the willingness of team members to remind one another when they are not living up to the performance standards of the group.”


178. The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability. Click to tweet!– Simon Mainwaring


179. “There’s accountability in the mutual fund industry. And they’ve been tremendous engines of wealth for people and they’re going to continue to be so.” ~ Jim Cramer


180. Teams keep leaders accountable for the goal. Individuals connected to no one can change the goal without accountability.


181. “On one side of accountability is courage, on the other is freedom.” — Jean Hamilton


182. “Building a culture in which people take accountability to deliver on its promises is hard work and can be difficult to accomplish. Only when every person is held accountable to themselves, their peers, and their shared possibility can the impossible become possible.” – Ginger Graham


183. “the role of the leader is not to bark commands and be completely accountable for the success or failure of the mission. It is a leader’s job instead to take responsibility for the success of each member of his crew. It is the leader’s job to ensure that they are well trained and feel confident to perform their duties. To give them responsibility and hold them accountable to advance the mission.”


184. “One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned about habit development is that you need accountability to stick to a major goal. It’s not enough to make a personal commitment.” – S. J. Scott


185. “Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.”


186. “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.” – Rob Pitfield


187. “The only way we succeed as a group is not simply following directions, but in keeping each other accountable for our actions.”


188. “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


189. “Camaraderie doesn’t happen by accident; developing a strong sense of trust, accountability, and togetherness around team goals requires intentional effort.” — Don Yaeger


190. Accountability, is the state or condition of being accountable or responsible. That is right. We are responsible for what goes on in our heads.


191. “Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.” — Pat Summitt


192. “I made the decision. I’m accountable.” ~ Janet Reno


193. “If you choose to get in there and fight, you have to accept accountability for whatever happens.”


194. “This doesn't mean that we stop helping people set goals or that we stop expecting people to grow and change. It means that we stop respecting and evaluating people based on what we think they should accomplish, and start respecting them for who they are and holding them accountable for what they're actually doing. It means that we stop loving people for who they could be and start loving them for who they are. It means that sometimes when we're beating ourselves up, we need to stop and say to that harassing voice inside, "Man, I'm doing the very best I can right now.”


195. “You will not experience dramatic change in your struggle as long as you use accountability to describe your sins instead of declaring your need for help in the midst of temptation.” ― Heath Lambert


196. “Great leaders do not fear accountability because it is part of their responsibility.” ― Gift Gugu Mona


197. “The enemy of accountability is ambiguity.” –Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team


198. Rules are meant to be broken. But not by you. As a worker, you have to comply with policies and be accountable for your actions.


199. “Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you’re never wrong?” – Pat Summitt


200. “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


201. “Sometimes you gotta Take accountability for the way you feel no matter what a person put you through. ” – Polo G


202. “The Research and Development department — not the sales department- — should be held accountable for a product’s success.” — Philip Kotler


203. The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.


204. 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.


205. “I am responsible for holding you accountable in a respectful and productive way. I’m not responsible for your emotional reaction to that accountability”


206. -All the components of trust are what leadership is all about: integrity, honesty, accountability.


207. I take full accountability for everything that happen in my life even when I’m not inna wrong.


208. Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.


209. “Firing someone is not necessarily a sign of accountability, but is often the last act of cowardice for a leader who doesn’t know how or isn’t willing to hold people accountable.”


210. “Open collaboration encourages greater accountability, which in turn fosters trust.” – Ron Garan


211. “I need to have boundaries so I won’t feel used or mistreated. It’s okay to make people accountable for their actions, choices and behaviors. It doesn’t mean I am uncompassionate or uncaring. Setting boundaries will help me to not become bitter, angry and resentful.”


212. Many of our successes are due to self-motivation and determination, but we sometimes forget that our work environment is a team effort. Working together creates a community that holds everyone accountable for their contributions and attitudes.


213. “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


214. “Remember, these chemicals control our feelings. That’s why we can actually feel the weight of responsibility when others commit time and energy to support us. We want them to feel that the sacrifices they made for us were worth it. We don’t want to let them down. We want to make them proud. And if we are the ones giving the support, we feel an equal sense of responsibility. We want to do right by them so that they can accomplish all that they set out to do. It is because of serotonin that we can’t feel a sense of accountability to numbers; we can only feel accountable to people. This”


215. “If we want unity, we must all be unifiers. If we want accountability, each of us must be accountable for all we do.” ~ Christine Gregoire


216. “When people feel accountable and included, it is more fun.” — Alan Mulally


217. “There is one irrefutable law of the universe: We are each responsible for our own life. If you’re holding anyone else accountable for your happiness, you’re wasting your time. You must be fearless enough to give yourself the love you didn’t receive.” – Oprah Winfrey


218. It is only within the context of the church that ongoing spiritual care, encouragement, and accountability can occur. It is only as we use the powerful word of the gospel in each other's lives that we can change. - Author: Elyse M. Fitzpatrick


219. “As you release tasks to the leaders you're developing, you need to trust them, believe in them, and hold them accountable.”


220. No one will watch out for you better than you. It’s up to you to ensure you’re getting what you need to succeed. Become more effective and accountable every day.


221. “There’s not a chance we’ll reach our full potential until we stop blaming each other and start practicing personal accountability.” ~ John Miller


222. “Being accountable is somewhat ingrained into the life of a first responder.” ― Asa Don Brown


223. “A president cannot defend a nation if he is not held accountable to its laws.” ― DaShanne Stokes


224. We are accountable for our actions. We are accountable for how we live our lives and handle our responsibilities at work.


225. “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 Faulkner


226. “when it comes to standards, as a leader, it’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate. When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if there are no consequences—that poor performance becomes the new standard.”


227. “The benefits and possibilities that are created by being personally accountable are countless.”


228. “The ultimate gift we can give the world is to grow our tiny humans into adult humans who are independent thinkers, compassionate doers, conscious questioners, radical innovators, and passionate peacemakers. Our world doesn’t need more adults who blindly serve the powerful because they’ve been trained to obey authority without question. Our world needs more adults who challenge and question and hold the powerful accountable.” ~ L.R. Knost


229. “Take accountability… Blame is the water in which many dreams and relationships drown.” — Steve Maraboli


230. “When your teammate looks you in the eye and holds you accountable, that’s the greatest kind of leadership there is” – Doug Collins


231. “The best way to become a great leader is to do what a great leader would do. Once you know, you become accountable.”


232. “Leaders inspire accountability through their ability to accept responsibility before they place blame.” –Courtney Lynch


233. “First, we go figure out how to recognize a real team player, the kind of person who can easily build trust, engage in healthy conflict, make real commitments, hold people accountable, and focus on the team's results. Then, we stop hiring people who can't. Finally, we help the people who are acting like jackasses change their ways or move on to different companies.”


234. “Reciprocal accountability, or criticism is the only known antidote to error.”


235. I believe that accountability is the basis of all meaningful human achievement.


236. “A leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes.”


237. “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


238. It’s not easy for anyone to get everything done on time all the time. That’s why we work together and support each other when there are challenges. Each person has to decide to be accountable.


239. “A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for injury.” — John Stuart Mill


240. “Leadership is stewardship, it’s temporary and you’re accountable!”


241. “If any of us were faced with a huge bag of free money and very little accountability, it would be human nature that you would make the most of it.” — Heather Brooke


242. “On one side of accountability is courage, on the other is freedom.”


243. “Talent is part of the equation, but when you combine talent with accountability and authenticity, it is tough to beat.” –David Ross, Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages


244. “Maybe you’re not perfect, but you’re willing to actually look at yourself and take some kind of accountability. That’s a change. It might not mean that you can turn everything around, but I think there’s something incredibly hopeful about that.” — Brie Larson


245. “Reciprocal accountability, or criticism [is] the only known antidote to error.”


246. “A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” ~ John Stuart Mill


247. “The first two practices gave them the knowledge they needed. The next four helped them convert this knowledge into effective action. The last two ensured that the whole organization felt responsible and accountable.”


248. “Very few people can handle being held accountable without rationalizing, blaming, or shutting down;”


249. Work hard, but you are ultimately accountable for your own life. You don’t have to work harder to be better. You just have to work smarter.


250. It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.


251. “At the end of the day we are accountable to ourselves – our success is a result of what we do.” – Catherine Pulsifer


252. “When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if there are no consequences—that poor performance becomes the new standard.”


253. It can be scary to hold yourself accountable and address your mistakes, but it’ll help you do your work better.


254. “I made the decision. I’m accountable.” — Janet Reno


255. Candor and accountability in a democracy is very important. Hypocrisy has no place.


256. 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.


257. “We are all responsible and accountable for what we do or say even if those behaviors occur in stressful times.” – Byron Pulsifer


258. “To be accountable means that we are willing to be responsible to another person for our behavior and it implies a level of submission to another's opinions and viewpoints.”


259. “We are all accountable for our actions; their affect and influence on our lives and the lives of others.


260. 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.


261. “Blame is the coward’s solution to his fear of accountability.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough


262. Be accountable for your self-care.


263. "Sometimes you gotta take accountability for the way you feel no matter what a person put you through.”


264. “Perhaps nothing in our society is more needed for those in positions of authority than accountability.” ― Larry Burkett


265. “The notion of accountability has emerged as a human tool to motivate people – do what you’re supposed to do or you’ll be held to account.” – Art Horn


266. “The Research and Development department — not the sales department- – should be held accountable for a product’s success.”


267. “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.”


268. “Consumer accountability drives quality and efficiency.” — Pete Hoekstra


269. “When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we sometimes attack who they are, which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice.”


270. “Transparency increases credibility and accountability.” — Park Won-soon


271. “No individual can achieve worthy goals without accepting accountability for his or her own actions.” ~ Dan Miller


272. “Some favorite expressions of small children: “It’s not my fault…They made me do it…I forgot.” Some favorite expressions of adults: “It’s not my job…No one told me…It couldn’t be helped.” True freedom begins and ends with personal accountability. -Dan Zadra It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” ~ Josiah Stamp


273. The notion of accountability has emerged as a human tool to motivate people – do what you’re supposed to do or you’ll be held to account.


274. Accomplishing a lot today? Great—but don’t forget to stay accountable, learn from your mistakes and do it better tomorrow.


275. “On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable.”


276. “We are all accountable for our actions; their affect and influence on our lives and the lives of others.” — Sameh Elsayed


277. “The more difficult the task, the more uncertain the outcome, the more costly talk will be and the farther we run from actual accountability.”


278. Perhaps nothing in our society is more needed for those in positions of authority than accountability.


279. There's a big misconception where people thinking winning or success comes from everybody putting their arms around each other and singing kumbaya and patting them on the back when they mess up, and that's just not reality. If you are going to be a leader, you are not going to please everybody. You have to hold people accountable. Even if you have that moment of being uncomfortable.


280. “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 truly, honestly trust.”


281. “Dehumanizing and holding people accountable are mutually exclusive...Challenging ourselves to live by higher standards requires constant diligence and awareness.”


282. “Wednesday is a day to help others celebrate life. You and only you are accountable for what you extend and give to others. One smile not only increases your value but it gives joy to each person you meet.”


283. “More than thirty years ago I memorized a quote that has shaped the way I live: “My potential is God’s gift to me. What I do with my potential is my gift to Him.” I believe I am accountable to God, others, and myself for every gift, talent, resource, and opportunity I have in life. If I give less than my best, then I am shirking my responsibility. I believe UCLA coach John Wooden was speaking to this idea when he said, “Make every day your masterpiece.” If we give our very best all the time, we can make our lives into something special. And that will overflow into the lives of others.”


284. Open collaboration encourages greater accountability, which in turn fosters trust.


285. ‘I’m not sure. I just wanted to hold them accountable, if only for a moment,’ says Peeta. ‘For killing that little girl.‘”


286. “Hold everybody accountable? Ridiculous!” ~ W. Edwards Deming


287. “When they say accountability, they mean surveillance and standardization.” — Marc Lamont Hill


288. “We’re building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be tolerated” – Brad Stevens


289. “We will have to become ‘perpetual marketers’, to learn to be channel and data planners without losing our human insight or creativity; to vastly increase the level of accountability and provide more relevant experiences for customers.” ~ John Woodward


290. “The enemy of accountability is ambiguity”


291. “On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable” – Joe Dumars


292. “The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability.” Simon Mainwaring


293. Everyone is accountable for their actions and has to perform their tasks with competence. Be accountable too.


294. Accountability is not something to be feared—it’s a feeling of confidence and a feeling of empowerment. When you’re accountable, you’re more confident.


295. “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


296. Our tradition calls for a commitment to accountability. This is not an assumption ― this is a promise that I will be there for you; and I can count on you being there for me.


297. “There’s responsibility, but there’s also accountability. You have to be accountable for your actions. You have to stand at your locker when things are going bad.” — Derek Jeter


298. “when it comes to standards, as a leader, it’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate. When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if”


299. “If one meets a powerful person–Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin or Bill Gates–ask them five questions: “What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?” ~ Tony Benn


300. “If you hope to create accountability in your own organization, you must also provide a model others can emulate. You yourself must remain accountable for the consequences that flow from all your decisions and actions.”


301. All the components of trust are what leadership is all about: integrity, honesty, accountability.


302. “Where there is no accountability, there will also be no responsibility.”


303. When you treat your job like it’s important, it will be. Stay accountable.


304. “You’ve got to be accountable for who you are. It’s too easy to blame things on someone else” – Lenny Wilkins


305. A president cannot defend a nation if he is not held accountable to its laws.


306. “Transparency increases credibility and accountability.” – Park Won-soon


307. “Without accountability there will be no growth.” ― Manuel Corazzari


308. “The most important challenge of building a team where people hold one another accountable is overcoming the understandable hesitance of human beings to give one another critical feedback.”


309. “The collapse of good conscience and the absence of accountability and public scrutiny have led to crimes against humanity and violations of international law.” ~ Nelson Mandela


310. Being accountable means owning up to your actions and being truthful at work, even when it is difficult or embarrassing.


311. “Good men prefer to be accountable.” ~ Michael Edwardes


312. “An accountable mind has learned to be agile, wise, courageous, resilient, and high-mature.” ― Pearl Zhu


313. “It’s time we realize that soft skills like kindness, accountability, self-awareness, and empathy are actually the alpha skills.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


314. “Dignity is the reward of holding oneself accountable to conscience.” ~ Wes Fesler


315. “Many people will try to get a job even if they don't fit the company's stated values, but very few will do so if they know that they're going to be held accountable, day in and day out, for behavior that violates the values.”


316. “One of the best things you can do on Thursday is to keep yourself held accountable for your goals.”


317. “I take full accountability for everything that happens in my life, even when I’m not inna wrong.”


318. “I am going to be pretty intolerant of behavior that demonstrates an absence of trust, or a focus on individual ego. I will be encouraging conflict, driving for clear commitments, and expecting all of you to hold each other accountable. I will be calling out bad behavior when I see it, and I’d like to see you doing the same. We don’t have time to waste.”


319. “I’ve come to realize that the desperate need for accountable leaders is the fundamental challenge organizations are facing today.” — Vince Molinaro


320. “Leaders inspire accountability through their ability to accept responsibility before they place blame.”


321. “Once people had a clear idea of what decisions they should and should not be making, holding them accountable for decisions felt fair.” –Gary L. Neilson, “Harvard Business Review‘s 10 Must Reads on Strategy”


322. “Conflict is about issues and ideas, while accountability is about performance and behavior.”


323. “Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.” — Denis Waitley


324. “To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes. And so, what I think is really important is sustainability.”


325. To be your best, make mistakes. To get better, learn from them. To change, try something new. Do your best to be accountable for each step you take.


326. 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 or situations.


327. Think about the times you were held accountable for something that maybe wasn’t your fault. How did that feel? Let’s work together to create an environment where we can hold each other accountable. It takes everyone working as a team to make this work.


328. “The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity, and accountability.” – Simon Mainwaring


329. “By contrast, integrators are typically very good at leading, managing, and holding people accountable. They love running the day-to-day aspects of the business. They are accountable for profit and loss, plus the overall business plan for the organization. They remove obstacles so that people running the major functions can execute. They’re great at special projects. In sum, they operate more on logic. If you are one, know thyself and be stressed.”


330. "I take full accountability for everything that happens in my life, even when I’m not inna wrong.” ― Polo G


331. To function effectively, a business requires leaders who are accountable for driving success.


332. “Transparency is key to reciprocal accountability, which we use to be both free and smart. It is the miracle tool that enables us to question the lies of monsters.” David Brin


333. “360° accountability as an entrepreneur. You are held: accountable to God; accountable to your family; accountable to your team; accountable to your clients; accountable to yourself; accountable to your outcome.” –Farshad Asl


334. “The ultimate gift we can give the world is to grow our tiny humans into adult humans who are independent thinkers, compassionate doers, conscious questioners, radical innovators, and passionate peacemakers. Our world doesn’t need more adults who blindly serve the powerful because they’ve been trained to obey authority without question. Our world needs more adults who question and challenge and hold the powerful accountable.”


335. “Dignity is the reward of holding oneself accountable to conscience.” — Wes Fesler


336. “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.”


337. “successful businesses operate with a crystal clear vision that is shared by everyone. They have the right people in the right seats. They have a pulse on their operations by watching and managing a handful of numbers on a weekly basis. They identify and solve issues promptly in an open and honest environment. They document their processes and ensure that they are followed by everyone. They establish priorities for each employee and ensure that a high level of trust, communication, and accountability exists on each team.”


338. “I take full accountability for everything that happen in my life even when I’m not inna wrong.”


339. We are all responsible and accountable for what we do or say even if those behaviors occur in stressful times.


340. “find someone who can demonstrate trust, engage in conflict, commit to group decisions, hold their peers accountable, and focus on the results of the team, not their own ego.”


341. “The keys to brand success are self-definition. transparency. authenticity. and accountability.” – Simon Mainwaring


342. “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


343. Be accountable for your success. Be determined to do better. Be committed to your progress and growth. Never settle for anything but the best.


344. “On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable” ~ Joe Dumars


345. “No individual can achieve worthy goals without accepting accountability for his or her own actions.” — Dan Miller


346. “With a company full of accountable people, extraordinary things, even the entirely unexpected, tend to happen.” – Roger Connors


347. “A decision has not been made until people know: • the name of the person accountable for carrying it out; • the deadline; • the names of the people who will be affected by the decision and therefore have to know about, understand, and approve it—or at least not be strongly opposed to it; and • the names of the people who have to be informed of the decision, even if they are not directly affected by it.”


348. “Our commitment to drive accountability for DEI is embedded in our responsibility to living our values. We initially focused on metrics for culture and representation, but now aligning DEI goals to our business strategy allows us to not only hold executives accountable but ensures that every person in our company plays an active role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.” — Reginald J. Miller, McDonald’s VP, and Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.


349. “Good men prefer to be accountable.” — Michael Edwardes


350. “Trust, honesty, humility, transparency and accountability are the building blocks of a positive reputation. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.” ~ Mike Paul


351. “If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.”


352. “A leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes.” –Brené Brown


353. “Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation.” ~ Carl Levin


354. “When you’re finished, the Accountability Chart should look like an organizational chart, with five bullets that illustrate the major roles of each function. Important note: The Accountability Chart will clarify function, role, and reporting structure, but it will not define communication structure. Your communication should flow freely across all lines and departments where necessary, creating an open and honest culture. With each position’s accountability clear and communication crossing all departments, you will avoid cross-departmental issues. The Accountability Chart should in no way create silos or divisions.”


355. “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.”


356. “In reality, we all have our lives, and the accountability for the achievement of our dreams and goals falls strictly on our shoulders.”


357. We are all accountable for our success in the workplace. Take ownership of your responsibilities, attitude and productivity each day, and strive to improve your performance continuously.


358. “Make yourself accountable and your employees will hold themselves to a high standard.”


359. “cultural example of narrative takeover is the Black Lives Matter movement. This is a life-affirming accountability movement to call attention to the violence being perpetrated against Black people. But rather than listening, learning, and believing the stories of injustice, systemic racism, and pain, groups of white people centered themselves with “all lives matter” and “blue lives matter.” There was never a narrative of “white lives and police lives don’t matter” in this movement. This was an attempt to, once again, decenter Black lives and take over the narrative.”


360. “I take full accountability for everything that happens in my life, even when I’m not inna wrong.” ― Polo G


361. “You can’t talk about leadership without talking about responsibility and accountability…you can’t separate the two. A leader must delegate responsibility and provide the freedom to make decisions, and then be held accountable for the results.” ~ Buck Rodgers , Leadership accountability quotes


362. “Take accountability for your actions. You can take all the credit in the world for things that you do right, as long as you also take responsibility for the things you do wrong, it must be a balanced equation.”


363. “The greatest gift we can give our children is teaching them accountability.” ― Ron Baratono


364. 54. “You know, a lot of people feel that sobriety is about just stopping using whatever it was that you appeared to be addicted to, but it really has to do with a way of looking at your life and taking accountability.” — Bonnie Raitt


365. “True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, but it also holds you to a standard of accountability.” – Monica Johnson


366. “There is no accountability today… no willingness to focus on big ideas.” — Michael Bloomberg


367. “Even if I have to stand alone, I will not be afraid to stand alone. I’m going to fight for you. I’m going to fight for what’s right. I’m going to fight to hold people accountable” ~ Barbara Boxer


368. Break the riddle of accountability, the thinking goes, and you will have solved one of the thorniest issues in modern business.


369. “An authentic spirituality does not cater to culture; it calls culture to accountability.” — Joan D. Chittister


370. “Grace does not cancel out our responsibility or accountability for the things God has given us to do.” ~ Mike Bickle


371. “Today’s seed is tomorrow’s shade, but you must sow it first and nourish it with an uncorrupted accountability.” ― Abhijit Naskar


372. “After you have clarity of WHY, are disciplined and accountable to your own values and guiding principles, and are consistent in all you say and do, the final step is to keep it all in the right order.”


373. “Find a friend who can speak rationality into your irrational impulses. A friend who will hold you accountable, speak the truth in love, and pray for you.”


374. “When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable. we feel used and mistreated. This is why we sometimes attack who they are. which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice.”


375. 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.


376. Chaos happens. But still, everyone has a role to play. Make sure you’re doing yours, and no one will get hurt. Be accountable, be reliable, and always be on time.


377. 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.


378. “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


379. “If we want unity, we must all be unifiers. If we want accountability, each of us must be accountable for all we do.” – Christine Gregoire


380. “Failure to hold one another accountable creates an environment where the fifth dysfunction can thrive. Inattention to results occurs when team members put their individual needs (such as ego, career development, or recognition) or even the needs of their divisions above the collective goals of the team.”


381. “When you combine the notion of accountability with the objective of accomplishing better results, you create an empowering and guiding beacon for both personal and organizational activity.”


382. “Most leaders know that bringing discipline and accountability to the organization will make people a little uncomfortable. That’s an inevitable part of creating traction. What usually holds an organization back is the fear of creating this discomfort.”


383. “For great leaders, The Golden Circle is in balance. They are in pursuit of WHY, they hold themselves accountable to HOW they do it and WHAT they do serves as the tangible proof of what they believe.”


384. “Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.” ~ Wes Fesler


385. “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.”


386. “If I can’t expect someone to be accountable off the floor, how can I expect them to guard a pick and roll? Or get a rebound?” – Billy Donovan


387. “My experience is that accountability is an extremely powerful tool to align an organization toward its objectives.”


388. “Open collaboration encourages greater accountability, which in turn fosters trust.” — Ron Garan


389. “On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams’ players hold players accountable.” — Joe Dumars


390. Transparency increases credibility and accountability.


391. “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


392. “A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.”


393. “Without accountability, you’re just relying on people’s goodwill, and goodwill only takes you so far.” — Cindy at Robinhood.


394. “Be brave and take accountability for your thoughts and beliefs.” — Jennifer Hyman


395. My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.


396. “Forgiving yourself, not guilt, increases personal accountability.” — David D. Burns


397. “A local company has more accountability.” ~ Paul Hawken


398. “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


399. “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


400. “A leader is someone who holds herself or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes.” ~ Brene Brown


401. “Tuesday morning is a time to reflect upon what to include in your team meetings; it is your time to deliver words of passion that speak to the dazzling new roads ahead where each person is accountable for their own actions and behaviors; where each day represents a fresh start to be a positive influence; and, where self is expressed as unselfishness with each person you meet.” – Byron Pulsifer


402. “There are a lot of black-hearted, mean-spirited bastards in the world. It's important that we hold them to acount. But always remember that you might be the most black-hearted and mean-spirited in the lot, so hold yourself the most accountable of all.”


403. Accountability is good for business. It’s good for business because it enhances your reputation and improves morale. When people know that they will be held accountable for their duties, they tend to give back more.


404. Accountability is at the core of every successful team. Whether your team is local or remote, keep each other accountable for every action and word.


405. “For most people, blaming others is a subconscious mechanism for avoiding accountability. In reality, the only thing in your way is YOU.”


406. “One thing I detest most about the financial press is the lack of accountability. All sorts of nonsense is said without penalty.” — Barry Ritholtz


407. “When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.”


408. “as a leader, it’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate. When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if there are no consequences—lhat poor performance becomes the new standard.”


409. “Building a culture where people take accountability to deliver on its promises is hard work and can be difficult to accomplish. Only when every person is held accountable to themselves, their peers, and their shared possibility can the impossible become possible.”


410. “Good follow-up is just as important as the meeting itself. The great master of follow-up was Alfred Sloan, the most effective business executive I have ever known. Sloan, who headed General Motors from the 1920s until the 1950s, spent most of his six working days a week in meetings—three days a week in formal committee meetings with a set membership, the other three days in ad hoc meetings with individual GM executives or with a small group of executives. At the beginning of a formal meeting, Sloan announced the meeting’s purpose. He then listened. He never took notes and he rarely spoke except to clarify a confusing point. At the end he summed up, thanked the participants, and left. Then he immediately wrote a short memo addressed to one attendee of the meeting. In that note, he summarized the discussion and its conclusions and spelled out any work assignment decided upon in the meeting (including a decision to hold another meeting on the subject or to study an issue). He specified the deadline and the executive who was to be accountable for the assignment. He sent a copy of the memo to everyone who’d been present at the meeting. It was through these memos—each a small masterpiece—that Sloan made himself into an outstandingly effective executive.”


411. “The enemy of accountability is ambiguity.”


412. “We are all responsible and accountable for what we do or say even if those behaviors occur in stressful times.”


413. “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.”


414. “A president cannot defend a nation if he is not held accountable to its laws.”


415. Lack of accountability will always hold you back. If you want to rise above the rest, hold each other accountable for your actions and words.


416. Open collaboration encourages greater accountability, which in turn fosters trust. - Ron Garan


417. As a worker, you have to be able to do your job regardless of what happens around you. Hold yourself accountable and take pride in your work. You’re not just here to punch a clock; you’re here to make an impact!


418. “The head of one of the large management consulting firms always starts an assignment with a new client by spending a few days visiting the senior executives of the client organization one by one. After he has chatted with them about the assignment and the client organization, its history and its people, he asks (though rarely, of course, in these words): “And what do you do that justifies your being on the payroll?” The great majority, he reports, answer: “I run the accounting department,” or “I am in charge of the sales force.” Indeed, not uncommonly the answer is, “I have 850 people working under me.” Only a few say, “It’s my job to give our managers the information they need to make the right decisions,” or “I am responsible for finding out what products the customer will want tomorrow,” or “I have to think through and prepare the decisions the president will have to face tomorrow.” The man who focuses on efforts and who stresses his downward authority is a subordinate no matter how exalted his title and rank. But the man who focuses on contribution and who takes responsibility for results, no matter how junior, is in the most literal sense of the phrase, “top management.” He holds himself accountable for the performance of the whole.”


419. “We need more transparency and accountability in government so that people know how their money is being spent. That means putting budgets online, putting legislation online.” Carly Fiorina


420. “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” ~ Thomas Paine


421. “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


422. “Be accountable for doing the right things. This means ethical execution of the activities that will support the goals you have chosen for yourself.”


423. “You need a group of men to hold you accountable. They’ll inspire you to push yourself farther. They’ll motivate you when you’re feeling flat. They’ll be your support network when you need advice and support.”


424. “Having authority implies accountability. If you reject the blame for failures under your watch, people reject your leadership.” — Rick Warren


425. Wisdom stems from personal accountability. We all make mistakes; own them… learn from them. Don’t throw away the lesson by blaming others.


426. “Obligers may find it difficult to form a habit, because often we undertake habits for our own benefit, and obligers do things more easily for others than for themselves. For them, the key is external accountability.” –Gretchen Rubin, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives


427. “When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable — if there are no consequences — that poor performance becomes the new standard. Therefore, leaders must enforce standards.” – Jocko Willink


428. “all the many times I assign thoughts to others that they never actually think. I hold them accountable to harsh judgments they never make. And I own a rejection from them they never gave me.”


429. Accountability is the glue that binds a team together at work, through good and bad times. The stronger your accountability, the stronger the success.


430. “Trust brings a higher level of communication and a higher level of commitment and accountability.” – Bruce Arians


431. “Men are more accountable for their motives than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.” – Archibald Alexander


432. “When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we sometimes attack who they are, which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice.” - Brené Brown


433. When we are held accountable, we are held to the same standards as others. It can be challenging, but it pushes us to be the best.


434. “Education is the key to bring transparency and accountability in society. It is our collective responsibility to get our children educated. The vision I have is to see every single child to be in school, in a playground.”


435. “Chapter Summary The inversion of the 4th Law of Behavior Change is make it unsatisfying. We are less likely to repeat a bad habit if it is painful or unsatisfying. An accountability partner can create an immediate cost to inaction. We care deeply about what others think of us, and we do not want others to have a lesser opinion of us. A habit contract can be used to add a social cost to any behavior. It makes the costs of violating your promises public and painful. Knowing that someone else is watching you can be a powerful motivator.”


436. The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability. –Simon Mainwaring, marketing consultant


437. “It was accountability that Nixon feared.” ~ Bob Woodward


438. “Avoid matrix structures. In an attempt to have the best of both worlds, some companies make the mistake of creating matrix organizations. Don’t do this. Matrix structures remove the fire of personal ownership, not to mention accountability.”


439. Having authority implies accountability. If you reject the blame for failures under your watch, people reject your leadership.


440. “Although it can cause a great deal of pain and embarrassment at times, honest input helps create the accurate picture of reality that lies at the core of accountability.”


441. “I believe that accountability is the basis of all meaningful human achievement.” – Sam Silverstein


442. “it is far more natural, and common, for leaders to avoid holding people accountable.”


443. “When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.” – Brene Brow


444. “If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.” — Henry Cloud


445. “The key to real change lies not in implementing a new process, but in getting people to hold one another accountable to the process.”


446. When you are accountable at your workplace, your work will get noticed, and you’ll be asked to work on more projects. Your company will also reward you with promotions and pay raises.


447. “Review all to-dos from last week’s meeting. To-dos are seven-day action items. From a weekly review comes accountability. By incorporating this agenda item, you will accomplish more as a team. To distinguish a Rock from a to-do, remember that a Rock is a 90-day priority while a to-do is a seven-day action item. To-dos consist of the commitments people make throughout the week that typically don’t get captured. For example, “I’ll call the printers tomorrow,” “It will be shipped tonight,” or “I will have every prospect on the list contacted by Friday.”


448. A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.


449. “Wanting to be popular with your direct reports instead of holding them accountable.”


450. “Maybe you’re not perfect, but you’re willing to actually look at yourself and take some kind of accountability. That’s a change. It might not mean that you can turn everything around, but I think there’s something incredibly hopeful about that.”


451. We all make mistakes at work. Be accountable for yourself and own up to your mistakes. This may not be the easiest thing for you to do, but it is important in maintaining work relationships and promoting growth.


452. “Once people have a clear idea of what decisions they should and should not be making, holding them accountable for decisions feels fair.” - Gary L. Neilson


453. “Trust is the glue that holds everything together. It creates the environment in which all of the other elements win-win stewardship agreements, self-directing individuals and teams, aligned structures and systems, and accountability can flourish.” ~ Stephen Covey


454. “BUT WILL IT WORK FOR ME? After decades of tireless research, we have now identified about two-dozen accountability skills that, when used at the right time and delivered in the right fashion, separated positive deviants from everyone else. The questions remaining were (1) when taught, would people actually use the skills, and (2) if they did, would doing so yield better results?”


455. 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.


456. “It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” – Moliere


457. “When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” ~ David Brin


458. My experience is that accountability is an extremely powerful tool to align an organization toward its objectives.


459. “The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity, and accountability.” ~ Simon Mainwaring , Accountability quotes and transparency


460. The keys to brand success are self- definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability.


461. “Because people who aren't good at their jobs don't want to be measured, because then they have to be accountable for something. Great employees love that kind of accountability. They crave it. Poor ones run away from it.”


462. “Goodness makes you accountable, accountability strengthens your goodness.” ― Abhijit Naskar


463. “When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.”


464. “When more than one person is accountable, nobody is.”


465. “The benefits and possibilities that are created by being personally accountable are countless.” –Jay Fiset, Reframe Your Blame, How to Be Personally Accountable


466. “There is a fine line between overbearing accountability and an allowance for mistakes.” ― Miles Anthony Smith


467. “You are accountable for your actions, your decisions, your life; no one else is, but you.” – Catherine Pulsifer


468. “Break the riddle of accountability, the thinking goes, and you will have solved one of the thorniest issues in modern business.”


469. “[Government] regulation is an imperfect substitute for the accountability, and trust, built into a market in which food producers meet the gaze of eaters and vice versa.”


470. “Transparency increases credibility and accountability.”


471. Tuesday morning is a time to reflect upon what to include in your team meetings; it is your time to deliver words of passion that speak to the dazzling new roads ahead where each person is accountable for their own actions and behaviors; where each day represents a fresh start to be a positive influence; and, where self is expressed as unselfishness with each person you meet.” – Byron Pulsifer


472. “If men can learn to be less defensive, more open to others, and more accepting of accountability, they will adapt well to the new global economy.” — John Gerzema


473. “When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable — if there are no consequences — that poor performance becomes the new standard. Therefore, leaders must enforce standards.”


474. Boundaries are simply our lists of what’s OK and what’s not OK. In fact, this is the working definition I use for boundaries today. It’s so straightforward and it makes sense for all ages in all situations. When we combine the courage to make clear what works for us and what doesn’t with the compassion to assume people are doing their best, our lives change. Yes, there will be people who violate our boundaries, and this will require that we continue to hold those people accountable. But when we’re living in our integrity, we’re strengthened by the self-respect that comes from the honoring of our boundaries, rather than being flattened by disappointment and resentment.


475. “The most important quality I look for in a player is accountability. You’ve got to be accountable for who you are. It’s too easy to blame things on someone else” – Lenny Wilkins


476. "Wednesday is a day to help others celebrate life. You and only you are accountable for what you extend and give to others. One smile not only increases your value but it gives joy to each person you meet.” – Byron Pulsifer


477. “When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.”- Brené Brown


478. A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for injury.


479. “The ability to lie paired with unaccountability, has made a near-infinite amount of liabilities.” – Justin McFarlane Beau


480. “In all the institutions I try to be present and accountable for all I do and leave undone. I know that eventually I shall have to be present and accountable n the presence of God. I do not wish to be found wanting.”


481. “The benefit of truly accountable leaders is that they can create effective structures where their staff know what is expected of them, and can improve the business for customers.”


482. “Before you can implement an accountability program in your organization, you must determine how people currently define and practice accountability. You must help people feel empowered by the concept of accountability, not trapped by it.”


483. “If we want to truly regain the public’s trust, we can provide greater accountability and transparency with a simple step. Let’s start by communicating to our constituents about the votes we take.” ~ Melissa Bean


484. “Conflict is about issues and ideas, while accountability is about performance and behavior.” - Patrick Lencioni Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/


485. 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.


486. “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.”


487. “Try holding yourself accountable to yourself. If you had to give yourself a daily, weekly, or monthly report, would you be proud to talk about what you had done, or would you need to be prettying up things, bullsh***ing, or lying to keep your job?” –Loren Weisman, The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business


488. “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”


489. “Higher standards are hard to maintain. It requires the discipline to constantly talk about and remind everyone WHY the organization exists in the first place. It requires that everyone in the organization be held accountable to HOW you do things—to your values and guiding principles.”


490. “Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation.” – Carl Levin


491. You did a great job today, but don’t forget to hold yourself accountable for yesterday.


492. “Perhaps nothing in our society is more needed for those in positions of authority than accountability.” ~ Larry Burkett


493. “Failing to hold someone accountable is ultimately an act of selfishness.”


494. “Because of this lack of real commitment and buy-in, team members develop an avoidance of accountability, the fourth dysfunction. Without committing to a clear plan of action, even the most focused and driven people often hesitate to call their peers on actions and behaviors that seem counterproductive to the good of the team.”


495. “Take accountability… Blame is the water in which many dreams and relationships drown.”


496. “Speaking truth to bullshit and practicing civility start with knowing ourselves and knowing the behaviors and issues that both push into our own BS or get in the way of being civil. If we go back to BRAVING and our trust checklist, these situations require a keen eye on: 1. Boundaries. What’s okay in a discussion and what’s not? How do you set a boundary when you realize you’re knee-deep in BS? 2. Reliability. Bullshitting is the abandonment of reliability. It’s hard to trust or be trusted when we BS too often. 3. Accountability. How do we hold ourself and others accountable for less BS and more honest debate? Less off-loading of emotion and more civility? 4. Vault. Civility honors confidentiality. BS ignores truth and opens the door to violations of confidentiality. 5. Integrity. How do we stay in our integrity when confronted with BS, and how do we stop in the midst of our own emotional moment to say, “You know what, I’m not sure this conversation is productive” or “I need to learn more about this issue”? 6. Nonjudgment. How do we stay out of judgment toward ourselves when the right thing to do is say, “I actually don’t know much about this. Tell me what you know and why it’s important to you.” How do we not go into “winner/loser” mode and instead see an opportunity for connection when someone says to us, “I don’t know anything about that issue”? 7. Generosity. What’s the most generous assumption we can make about the people around us? What boundaries have to be in place for us to be kinder and more tolerant? I know that the practice of speaking truth to bullshit while being civil feels like a paradox, but both are profoundly important parts of true belonging.”


497. “Firing someone is not necessarily a sign of accountability, but is often the last act of cowardice”


498. “If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated, and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.”


499. “Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.”


500. People value accountability in workplaces when they see it in others. It’s a difficult trait to master and can be sincere and meaningful.


501. “When the culture of an organization mandates that it is more important to protect the reputation of a system and those in power than it is to protect the basic human dignity of individuals or communities, you can be certain that shame is systemic, money drives ethics, and accountability is dead.”


502. “Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.” ~ Pat Summitt


503. “The best kind of accountability on a team is peer-to-peer. Peer pressure is more efficient and effective than going to the leader, anonymously complaining, and having them stop what they are doing to intervene.” - Patrick Lencioni.


504. “To be accountable means that we are willing to be responsible to another person for our behavior and it implies a level of submission to another’s opinions and viewpoints.”


505. “When the culture of any organization mandates that it is more important to protect the reputation of a system and those in power than it is to protect the basic human dignity of the individuals who serve that system or who are served by that system, you can be certain that the shame is systemic, the money is driving ethics, and the accountability is all but dead.”


506. Simple organizational structure and clear accountability are necessary conditions for the exercise of effective leadership.


507. “True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability.” —Monica Johnson


508. “A fear of failure can create a terrible burden that makes taking the final step to accountability virtually impossible.”


509. “To function effectively, a business requires leaders who are accountable for driving success.”


510. 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


511. “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


512. You can’t talk about leadership without talking about responsibility and accountability…you can’t separate the two. A leader must delegate responsibility and provide the freedom to make decisions, and then be held accountable for the results.


513. People hire you because they want your expertise and smarts. They’ll fire you because of inconsideration and misunderstandings. Do your best to be accountable on the job.


514. Our lack of accountability is holding our team back. If we want to be more successful, we need to hold each other accountable for our actions and words.


515. It’s not just your job; it’s your mission. Remember, you are accountable to your team. Your job demands that you help every one of your colleagues achieve their goals, not just yours.


516. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.”


517. “In a fast-changing and increasingly complex world, accountability of leaders is acquiring a renewed focus.”


518. Understanding the true meaning of accountability makes us strong and enables us to learn.


519. The accountability of a group environment causes people to change their behaviors.” — Dave Ramsey


520. “Great team members hold each other accountable to the high standards and excellence their culture expects and demands.” — Jon Gordon


521. “If you’re going to build a strong culture, it’s paramount to make diversity one of your core values. This is what separates Bridgewater’s strong culture from a cult: The commitment is to promoting dissent. In hiring, instead of using similarity to gauge cultural fit, Bridgewater assesses cultural contribution.* Dalio wants people who will think independently and enrich the culture. By holding them accountable for dissenting, Dalio has fundamentally altered the way people make decisions. In a cult, core values are dogma. At Bridgewater, employees are expected to challenge the principles themselves. During training, when employees learn the principles, they’re constantly asked: Do you agree? “We have these standards that are stress tested over time, and you have to either operate by them or disagree with them and fight for better ones,” explains Zack Wieder, who works with Dalio on codifying the principles. Rather than deferring to the people with the greatest seniority or status, as was the case at Polaroid, decisions at Bridgewater are based on quality. The goal is to create an idea meritocracy, where the best ideas win. To get the best ideas on the table in the first place, you need radical transparency. ” ― Adam M. Grant


522. “I know I’m ready to give feedback when: I’m ready to sit next to you rather than across from you; I’m willing to put the problem in front of us rather than between us (or sliding it toward you); I’m ready to listen, ask questions, and accept that I may not fully understand the issue; I want to acknowledge what you do well instead of picking apart your mistakes; I recognize your strengths and how you can use them to address your challenges; I can hold you accountable without shaming or blaming you; I’m willing to own my part; I can genuinely thank you for your efforts rather than criticize you for your failings; I can talk about how resolving these challenges will lead to your growth and opportunity; and I can model the vulnerability and openness that I expect to see from you.”


523. “Finally, goals and objectives for each area need to be set. Everyone who takes on the primary responsibility for a key activity, whether product development or people, or money, must be asked: ‘What can this enterprise expect of you? What should we hold you accountable for? What are you trying to accomplish and by what time?’ But this is elementary management, of course.”


524. “When people feel accountable and included, it is more fun.” - Alan Mulally


525. You are responsible for the work you choose to do—no one else. To become more effective, be accountable to yourself.


526. “Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you’re never wrong?”


527. “One of the most difficult challenges for a leader who wants to instill accountability on a team is to encourage and allow the team to serve as the first and primary accountability mechanism.”


528. “Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation.”


529. “Which has really gotten me thinking about all the many times I assign thoughts to others that they never actually think. I hold them accountable to harsh judgments they never make. And I own a rejection from them they never gave me.”


530. “To me. a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes. And so. what I think is really important is sustainability.”


531. “The process of inspiring accountability in others takes time. It doesn’t happen as a result of some singular event.”


532. “The first dysfunction is an absence of trust among team members. Essentially, this stems from their unwillingness to be vulnerable within the group. Team members who are not genuinely open with one another about their mistakes and weaknesses make it impossible to build a foundation for trust. This failure to build trust is damaging because it sets the tone for the second dysfunction: fear of conflict. Teams that lack trust are incapable of engaging in unfiltered and passionate debate of ideas. Instead, they resort to veiled discussions and guarded comments. A lack of healthy conflict is a problem because it ensures the third dysfunction of a team: lack of commitment. Without having aired their opinions in the course of passionate and open debate, team members rarely, if ever, buy in and commit to decisions, though they may feign agreement during meetings. Because of this lack of real commitment and buy-in, team members develop an avoidance of accountability, the fourth dysfunction. Without committing to a clear plan of action, even the most focused and driven people often hesitate to call their peers on actions and behaviors that seem counterproductive to the good of the team. Failure to hold one another accountable creates an environment where the fifth dysfunction can thrive. Inattention to results occurs when team members put their individual needs (such as ego, career development, or recognition) or even the needs of their divisions above the collective goals of the team.”


533. “Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that.” – Steve Ballmer


534. "Wednesday is a day to help others celebrate life. You and only you are accountable for what you extend and give to others. One smile not only increases your value but it gives joy to each person you meet.” — Byron Pulsifer


535. “Tyrants can no longer hide. There needs to be, and will be, documentation and accountability, and we need to bear witness. And to this end, I insist that all that happens should be known.”


536. “We can no longer be a generation of bystanders. Join me in holding your leaders accountable for achieving the new SDGs. Failing is not an option. Education opens the doors to all kinds of opportunities.”


537. “I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do.” — John Mayer


538. “Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.” — Wes Fesler


539. “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


540. Be honest with yourself and be aware of your actions. Do your best on the job and do what is right, both legally and ethically. Be accountable for your duties.


541. “Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.”


542. “It means a lot. It means I’m accountable.” – Champ Bailey


543. “Everyone, even the highest achievers in our complex interrelated society, can get stuck in the victim cycle on occasion, but those who believe in accountability never remain there for long.”


544. True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability.” – Monica Johnson


545. “True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability.”- Monica Johnson


546. “When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” ― David Brin


547. “Understanding the true meaning of accountability makes us strong and enables us to learn.” — Sameh Elsayed


548. “In today’s fast-paced business world, the more trust you have across your organisation, the faster you can operate.” Marie-Claire Ross, Author, Trusted to Thrive: How leaders create connected and accountable teams.


549. “The ability to create accountability and discipline, and then execute, is the area of greatest weakness in most organizations. If I asked you to rate the level of accountability in your organization on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being your perfect level of accountability, how would you rate it? Successful leaders rate themselves high because they know how to gain traction. When meeting with the average new client for the first time, though, they typically rate their current accountability at 4.”


550. Take accountability… Blame is the water in which many dreams and relationships drown.


551. Our jobs are like fun puzzle games; the more you play, the better you get. So keep working and stay accountable.


552. “Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that.” ~ Steve Ballmer


553. “The ability to lie, paired with unaccountability, has made a near infinite amount of liabilities.”


554. “Break the riddle of accountability, the thinking goes, and you will have solved one of the thorniest issues in modern business.” — Mihnea Moldoveanu


555. In a fast―changing and increasingly complex world, accountability of leaders is acquiring a renewed focus.


556. “Each of your departmental heads should be better than you in his or her respective position. Of course, you will need to give them clear expectations and instill a system for effective communication and accountability. Once you have the right people in the right seats, let them run with it.”


557. When people feel accountable and included, it is more fun.


558. The word accounting comes from the word accountability. If you are going to be rich, you need to be accountable for your money.”


559. “Consider the situation: Money that was provided because of social networks rather than need; a project designed for prestige rather than to be used; a lack of monitoring and accountability; and an architect appointed for show by somebody with little interest in the quality of the work. The outcome is hardly surprising: a project that should never have been built was built, and built badly.”


560. “Push to Completion Responsibility or accountability isn’t about starting a task or a project. It happens when we carry it to completion. For example, every now and then I ask someone to help me find something or get a hold of someone. A few days go by and I don’t hear back, so I follow up on my request. “I looked it up but couldn’t find anything” is the answer I get, or “I e-mailed him but haven’t gotten a reply back yet.” Those who are brilliant at pushing to completion do all the things the rest of us do to start a task and when they run into a roadblock, figure out all the other ways they can continue to make progress. They don’t simply repeat what they’ve done. When asked about their progress they don’t reply, “I’ll try to e-mail him again.” The really gifted Completers start thinking about what workarounds they can use if whatever they tried before isn’t working well enough or quickly enough. Even if they never end up having to use that next step, it’s already been considered. The gift of this practice is that the next time a similar challenge comes up, ideas are already generated, and new relationships already exist thanks to the way they handled things the previous time. This is what makes them so resourceful. It’s not how they solved one problem, it’s how prepared they are to solve the next problem.”


561. To be accountable means that we are willing to be responsible to another person for our behavior and it implies a level of submission to another’s opinions and viewpoints.


562. “Great team members hold each other accountable to the high standards and excellence their culture expects and demands.”


563. “In the worst companies, poor performers are first ignored and then transferred. In good companies, bosses eventually deal with problems. In the best companies, everyone holds everyone else accountable—regardless of level or position. The path to high productivity passes not through a static system, but through face-to-face conversations.”


564. “Wisdom stems from personal accountability. We all make mistakes; own them… learn from them. Don’t throw away the lesson by blaming others.”


565. “We project the lines of rejection we heard from our past on others and hold them accountable for words they never said. And worst of all, we catch ourselves wondering if God secretly agrees with those who hurt us.”


566. “Accountable people appreciate numbers. Wrong people in the wrong seats usually resist measurables. Right people in the right seats love clarity. Knowing the numbers they need to hit, they enjoy being part of a culture where all are held accountable”


567. Make yourself accountable and your employees will hold themselves to a high standard.


568. Good men prefer to be accountable.


569. “Leadership is stewardship, it's temporary and you're accountable!”


570. “To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes. And so what I think is really important is sustainability.”


571. “In the left-hand column, list who is accountable for each of the numbers. Only one person is ultimately accountable for each, and it’s usually the person heading up that major function. This is the person who must deliver that weekly number to the organization, not the person who simply enters the number.”


572. See the details of your work that you might easily overlook. Care for the smallest tasks as much as for the largest. It is being accountable.


573. On one side of accountability is courage, on the other is freedom.


574. “If independence is your right, then accountability is your duty - without accountability there is no difference between an independent human and an independent animal.”


575. “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


576. Don’t be afraid of being held accountable; embrace it. It’s the only way you’ll grow confident enough to achieve success


577. “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” ~ Ronald Reagan


578. “It is far more natural, and common, for leaders to avoid holding people accountable.” - Patrick Lencioni Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf neil-beyersdorf.branded.me/


579. “I think sometimes making yourself vulnerable before you are ready is exactly what can hold you accountable. Do what you fear.” – Brittany Burgunder


580. “Leadership, the Marines understand, is not about being right all the time. Leadership is not a rank worn on a collar. It is a responsibility that hinges almost entirely on character. Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust. Leadership comes from telling us not what we want to hear, but rather what we need to hear. To be a true leader, to engender deep trust and loyalty, starts with telling the truth.”


581. “It was accountability that Nixon feared.” – Bob Woodward


582. “As the corporation moves towards a confederation or a syndicate, it will increasingly need a top management that is separate, powerful, and accountable. This top management’s responsibilities will cover the entire organization’s direction, planning, strategy, values, and principles; its structure and its relationship between its various members; its alliances, partnerships, and joint ventures; and its research, design, and innovation.” — Peter Drucker


583. In order to be successful, you first need to believe it’s possible, then work hard, be accountable and play by the rules.


584. If we want unity, we must all be unifiers. If we want accountability, each of us must be accountable for all we do.


585. If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.


586. “Simple organizational structure and clear accountability are necessary conditions for the exercise of effective leadership.” — John Adair


587. We are all accountable for our actions; their affect and influence on our lives and the lives of others.


588. “I take full accountability for everything that happen in my life even when I’m not inna wrong. ” – Polo G


589. How do you hold yourself accountable for your work? Do you ask for feedback from your manager and peers?


590. “The benefits and possibilities that are created by being personally accountable are countless.” – Jay Fiset


591. “Trust, honesty, humility, transparency and accountability are the building blocks of a positive reputation. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.” — Mike Paul


592. ”To function effectively, a business requires leaders who are accountable for driving success.” – Barry Linetsky


593. “My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.”—Steve YoungRD.COM


594. “She explained. “Once we achieve clarity and buy-in, it is then that we have to hold each other accountable for what we sign up to do, for high standards of performance and behavior. And as simple as that sounds, most executives hate to do it, especially when it comes to a peer’s behavior, because they want to avoid interpersonal discomfort.”


595. Leaders inspire accountability through their ability to accept responsibility before they place blame.


596. “Talent is part of the equation, but when you combine talent with accountability and authenticity, it is tough to beat.” ― David Ross


597. An honest man is not accountable for the vice and folly of his trade, and therefore ought not to refuse the exercise of it


598. Leaders inspire accountability through their ability to accept responsibility before they place blame.― Courtney Lynch


599. “It is a leader’s job instead to take responsibility for the success of each member of his crew. It is the leader’s job to ensure that they are well trained and feel confident to perform their duties. To give them responsibility and hold them accountable to advance the mission.”


600. “Black Girls… Stop settling for less than what you deserve. That’s why I stress self-love! There comes a time when you can no longer blame a man. You’ve got to hold yourself accountable for the choices that you make. Choose wisely! Slow down. Pay attention. Don’t allow his good looks and swag to blind you from the truth. Don’t be so easily flattered by money, cars, jewelry, and all of that other stuff. Your heart and well-being is worth much more than that. Choose someone who respects, loves, and adores you. Somebody who has your best interest at heart. Nothing less! Allow yourself to experience REAL love. Stop giving your love, time, and attention to men who clearly don’t deserve it. #ItsAllUpToYou


601. “Without accountability time would pass our intentions uncontested, then one day we awaken, finding our objective lost to the penalty of neglect.” –W. Larsen Hughes


602. “KEY POINTS—EMBRACING ACCOUNTABILITY • Accountability on a strong team occurs directly among peers. • For a culture of accountability to thrive, a leader must demonstrate a willingness to confront difficult issues. • The best opportunity for holding one another accountable occurs during meetings, and the regular review of a team scoreboard provides a clear context for doing so.”


603. “A very important tidbit about customer service: just apologize to people. Even if it’s not your fault, they’ve been disappointed by the company you work for and it’s your job to empathize with them. Though you may be paid minimum wage, to the customers you are the face of the entire company. It’s this kind of accountability that gets people raises, promotions, and eventually careers.”


604. “My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.” – Steve Young, football player


605. “When setting expectations, no matter what has been said or written, if substandard performance is accepted and no one is held accountable—if there are no consequences—that poor performance becomes the new standard. Therefore, leaders must enforce standards.” – Jocko Willink


606. “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


607. If you want to achieve your potential, you need to hold each other accountable. Learn to take responsibility for your actions and words; the power is within you.

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