Accountability and Responsibility

In this week on accountability – it was interesting to me that I didn’t find a lot of quotes on accountability… especially in the quote book I like the best “The Forbes book of Business Quotations” – it only has quotes for responsibility – so was accountability not an issue when this book was compiled which was only 1997? Seems odd –

So I looked up accountability on line for quotes – what have others written about this topic – in there were only 6 quotes with the word accountability in them – and most were not really about accountability – however this one was interesting:

From Ross Perot, “There is no accountability in the public school system – except for coaches. You know what happens to a losing coach. You fire him. A losing teacher can go on losing for 30 years and then go to glory.” Interesting thinking I guess – and it seems Perot has a different agenda then mere accountability…

More along the lines of our thread is one from Steven Covey, “Accountability breeds response-ability.”

So how can we improve our accountability? Being aware and taking responsibility for each choice we make.

You create your day by the way you think. Go make it magnificent!


~ by Shawna Schuh on January 28, 2010.

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