Sam Silverstein is one of my favorite people. He is past president of the National Speakers Association and has just written a fabulous book, “No More Excuses: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth,” published by Wiley (January 2010).
A lot of people talk about accountability and write about accountability, but In No More Excuses, Sam identifies the five accountabilities shared by all truly successful people and organizations. Sam helps us get beyond talk by providing a real roadmap. Sam landed interviews with 50 carefully chosen Accountability Masters from six continents and all walks of life—including academics, Fortune 500 CEOs, and Hall of Fame athletes.
Here’s one of his true stories: “Early in the Minnesota Twins 2009 exhibition season, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire discovered a note on his desk from Justin Morneau, his star first baseman. It read: “Gardy: I forgot to run sprints after the workouts yesterday; I am fining myself.” Next to the note was a hundred-dollar bill.”
Was Justin Morneau accountable because he was a superstar, or was he a superstar because he was accountable? Some people achieve extraordinary things in life; others do not. The difference between the two groups lies in accountability.
In No More Excuses Sam teaches how to apply the five accountabilities in your life and organization so that accountability can be your competitive advantage.
Contact Sam Silverstein to bring accountability and competitive advantage to your organization. He can be reached at http://www.nomoreexcuses.me or www.SamSilverstein.com. No More Excuses: Get the book. Sam is an all-around great guy. You’ll enjoy speaking with him, and you’ll never hear a single excuse.