Accountability is about making sure that others are productive, and holding them accountable for doing their part to meet their objectives to make your organization successful.

Please check out the Featured Articles from our Accountability Library to get you started.

There’s No Substitute for Focus!

You’re probably clear on the importance of focus, what I consider to be the flip side of distraction. A lot…
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People Pleasers. Pay Attention.

Is this you? Perhaps it’s all of us at one point or another, but it’s not on the path to…
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It’s Not Easy to Count What Matters

Keep this quote top of mind as you evaluate talent and set benchmarks for your individual and organizational success. Don’t…
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You Know Hope Isn’t a Strategy, Don’t You? Right? Hello?

How’s that strategy execution coming along?[hr][dropcap]I[/dropcap] ’ll bet things are starting to drag about now, aren’t they? The pandemic is…
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Should Pleading Guilty Excuse the Violation?

For most of our life, we’ve heard, “Don’t be a snitch”. In most of the movies we’ve seen, the “snitchers’…
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About Me

I am a professional author and speaker as well as a leadership coach facilitating leadership groups among CEOs and senior business leaders in the SF Bay area.

I am the author or more than 125+ newspaper columns published by the SF Bay affiliate of the NY Times among the 550+ articles here. I have also written 3 ebooks about Leadership & Business Finance.



I have spoken frequently to private and public groups about the Cornerstone of Accountability, which I summarized here for your convenient reference.

Please contact me about speaking to your group or organization on this vital topic.

Accountability is critical to business success

Creating an organization based on the accountability of its members is crucial to building a growing and successful company.

A summary of this topic is most easily seen by viewing the agenda for the March, 2010 Webinar, sponsored by Success Factors, and attended by more than 500 people.

  • Success Factors Webinar: March, 2010
  • Exkalibur Leadership Forum, January 2010

Additional Resources

Here are some resources that offer further insights about this critical issue and how to think about making accountability the cornerstone of your organization, along with specific tools that are particularly helpful.

You might start with the Featured Articles to tackle some of the issues related to Accountability.

David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” presents a powerful methodology for getting control of all of the stuff in your life that has your attention.

Getting control of this “stuff” is a crucial foundation stone to building and modeling your own personal accountability.


The U.S. Army pioneered the powerful value of the After Action Review. Here are several articles describing how to create a learning environment that fosters a pervasive culture of accountability.

Warren Buffet has an enviable track record and doesn’t error very often … but his Annual Shareholder’s Letter illustrates the power of accountability and his approach to taking full responsibility by acknowledge “his mistakes”.

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I have spoken about this topic at …

  • Success Factors Webinar: March, 2010
  • Exkalibur Leadership Forum, January 2010


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