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Sam Silverstein: How to Build Relationships (Through Accountability) and Make Your Words Matter (from the archives)

In this archival episode, I sit down with Sam Silverstein, author, professional speaker, and accountability expert. Listen in as we discuss what accountability actually means, what businesses often get wrong when it comes to values and leadership, and much more.

Topics include:

  • Sam’s extensive family business background and what led him to write his first book
  • What accountability really is (and what most people get wrong when it comes to personal accountability)
  • The difference between responsibility and accountability and why “holding someone accountable” is actually a fallacy 
  • Why people struggle with keeping commitments (and what to do to make them stick)
  • Why many people don’t know what their values are (and how it sets the pace for all of your decisions) 
  • How to navigate things outside of your control while still being highly reliable 
  • Why you’re never on time 
  • The biggest enemies to accountability and how to stop making excuses 
  • The importance of P.D.I. 
  • The relationship between procrastination and our beliefs 
  • And much more!

Leadership & Accountability Keynote Speaker Sam Silverstein’s mission is to empower people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business, and to thrive at extraordinary levels. By challenging leaders to shift priorities, cultivate an organizational culture, and inspire both individuals and teams to take ownership in fresh and results-producing ways – he is helping companies dramatically increase productivity, profitability, and growth. Global Gurus recently announced Sam Silverstein as one of the World’s Top 10 Organizational Culture Professionals. Sam is the author of seven books including Non-Negotiable, No More Excuses, Making Accountable Decisions, No Matter What, The Lost Commandments and The Success Model.

As a former executive and owner, Sam’s manufacturing and distribution companies sold over $100 million in products and services. He successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company. Today, Sam writes, speaks, and consults with organizations around the globe to think differently, work with renewed purpose, and achieve record-breaking results. He works with entrepreneurs, multinational companies, corporations, and government agencies to drive increased engagement and productivity.

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