The 85% Solution: How Personal Accountability Guarantees Success -- No Nonsense, No Excuses

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John Wiley and Sons, Sep 4, 2009 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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.


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Linda Galindo consults with organizations, teams, and individuals who aim to improve their work and personal lives through greater personal accountability. She is a keynote speaker and conducts executive level seminars and retreats. She has been a regular contributor to Connect magazine and Lab Medicine. Galindo is experienced in change management, accountability, leadership development, and cultural assessment.

Versera Performance Consulting offers consulting and training services based on the content in The 85% Solution. Versera's validated Accountability Assessment, based on Linda Galindo's development and design, measures an individual's accountability on four dimensions. Versera's 8-hour and 4-hour facilitated workshops teach the mind-set and behaviors that create lasting individual and organizational accountability.

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