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Accountability Books | A guide to personal accountability-the fundamental key to leadership success
With the toughest economic downturn in recent history, the issue of accountability has taken center stage. However accountability is often confused with punishment, fault, blame and guilt. In this book, the author argues that the only true accountability is “personal accountability” and the only way to achieve it is to take responsibility for the outcomes of your choices, behaviors and actions. The 85% Solution reveals that to be truly accountable, leaders must accept no less than 85% of the responsibility for the outcomes of your actions; Empower themselves to take the risks and actions you must in order to get what they want; and Show they are willing to answer for the outcomes that result from their choices and actions.
- Offers a practical guide to personal accountability and reveals how this leads to personal and business success
- Guides readers to take the risks and actions to reach their goals
- Contains self-assessments for determining personal accountability index
The author is an experienced consultant who works with organizations, teams, and individuals to improve their personal and work lives.
- Hardcover: 256 pages; also available for Kindle & Audible
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (October 12, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470500166
- ISBN-13: 978-0470500163
- Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.1 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
From the Inside Flap
In today’s uncertain world, the concept of accountability has taken center stage as a vital business concern. Yet the notion of accountability is all too often confused with punishment, fault-finding, blame, and guilt. In The 85% Solution, author Linda Galindo shows that the only true accountability is “personal accountability” and reveals that the only way to achieve it is to be responsible for the outcomes of your choices, behaviors, and actions.Filled with self-assessments, this book will encourage you to take the needed risk-taking actions to reach your goals and get you what you want. Galindo explains that you must become willing to answer for the outcomes that result from your choices and actions. By taking the three important steps outlined—be responsible for the success or failure of everything you do, empower yourself to succeed, and be accountable for your actions—you will have the keys to taking control of your own success.Once we are able to accept no less than 85% of the responsibility for the outcomes of our actions, we will enjoy a happier and more productive life. This is the 85% Solution.
From the Back Cover
—James C. Leonard, president and chief executive officer, Carle Foundation Hospital
—Leslie DeWald, president and chief executive officer, Ascend Insurance Resources
—Meg Jones, chief administrative officer, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia”This book is for leaders who are truly up to the challenge of developing personal accountability in themselves, and anyone in their organizations will benefit from reading this book. With corporate accountability at an all-time low, this book changes mind-sets by showing the way to personal accountability.”
—Tom Bakaly, city manager, Park City, Utah