No More Excuses, the Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth
By: Sam Silverstein
Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-0768417325, $ 15.99, 2015, 198 Pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
The Imperative of Taking Responsibility for Personal Accountability
The highlight of my reading this month is the Book “No More Excuses” by Sam Silverstein. Silverstein is dedicated to helping company leadership create organizations that prioritize and inspire accountability. The book’s subtitle “The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth” describes this premise and is the primary theme.
Silverstein draws on his person experience, from case studies and interviews with 50 internationally known CEOs, and other highly accountable individuals in fields of business, sports, government, and medicine. These leaders are known for their productive and proactive accountability. Their true stories illustrate a standard of holding themselves and others in their organizations accountable for making accountable choices.
I benefited from the insights I gained on: Improving my communication skills; developing the skill of personal accountability, the importance of being openly transparent, the need to establish high targets, the art of empowering others, and the need for clarity in building relationships. I found the Accountability checks at the end of each chapter practical and challenging, providing helpful action steps for implementing and reinforcing each of the five growth accountabilities. A unique feature of this edition of “No More Excuses” is an excerpt from Silverstein’s new book “Non-Negotiable – The Story of Happy State Bank and the Power of Accountability.”
“No More Excuses” is an important book for Corporate CEOs, executives, and every member of their leadership team.
A complimentary review copy of this book was provided for review purposes.