SAM SILVERSTEIN

SAM SILVERSTEIN

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The Art of Being Accountable

Are your people making excuses for not accomplishing the things that are important to you? Is the word “but” used regularly in your organization to rationalize or justify actions?

Oftentimes, excuses are made because we have over-committed ourselves, and sometimes we don’t even know we are doing it. Excuses can also be a result of not fully understanding what we truly have control over. Sam Silverstein, founder of the Accountability Movement™, brilliantly lays out the relationship between what we value with what we can control and illuminates the ability to eliminate excuses from our lives.

This program explores the Highest Form of Leadership™ by showing attendees how to work in an excuse-free environment. Enabling attendees to focus on their values, goals and relationships empowers them to perform at their very best.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eliminate excuses and focus on results
  • Discover their foundational, relational, professional and community values
  • Connect their values to the art of living an accountable life
  • Use their values to drive all decisions
  • Expect more of themselves and deliver on their potential

The Accountable Leader's Guide to Change

The ability to initiate change in an organization rises and falls on leadership. The Accountable Leader does not focus on changing what people do. Rather, they focus on changing the way their people think.

Whether a leader wants to innovate within an independent organization or drive change through an organizational merger, there are specific ways a leader can utilize accountability principles in order to successfully achieve their objectives. Sam Silverstein shows organizations how to create a culture that values active and thoughtful change.

This program focuses on the way a leader needs to think in order to inspire an environment where change is encouraged and embraced. Sam will share the critical thought processes necessary for leaders to drive positive, sustainable change throughout your organization.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Become and develop Accountable Leaders
  • Communicate more purposefully utilizing The Terms of Change™
  • Identify the “Change Categories” all people fall into and how to motivate each person successfully
  • Empower your team so that they drive change for you
  • Master the one thing every leader must believe if they are going to effectively create an organization that thrives through change

The Highest Form of Leadership™

Organizations are seeking ways to strengthen their leaders, drive accountability and encourage innovation across their enterprise. This powerful presentation will explain the highest form of leadership and show your attendees how to create an environment in which people want to be accountable, innovation can happen and individuals feel like they can be creative.

Sam Silverstein, founder of the Accountability Movement™, takes audiences through a moving conversation of why organizational values really matter, the true power of accountability and how to boldly lead change. Sam demonstrates exactly how to create an environment where everyone in the organization truly buys into innovation and what it produces.

Most businesses and organizations have stated and/or written values. In this highly engaging program, Sam will teach participants how to connect those values to all of their responsibilities and decisions, thereby tapping into the highest form of leadership™.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Leverage the power of cultural values
  • Connect your culture to your people
  • Use your values to drive all decisions
  • Inspire accountability in your organization
  • Develop an innovate approach to leading your culture

The Power of Keeping Commitments… No Matter
What™

In this program, Sam Silverstein answers the questions, “What happens in your organization when everyone keeps their commitments?” and “What if the secret to attracting and leading people was merely knowing what, why and how to commit to others?”.

Sam will share truths about the most powerful change agent in existence, which will transform your organizational culture, creating accountability and imparting the Highest Form of Leadership™ on your people.

Leaders will walk away with highly effective tools to build trust and enhance their leadership growth by creating more meaningful relationships within their work team.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Build massive trust through The Ten Commitments of Accountability
  • Keep commitments and show others how to do the same
  • Develop as an impactful leader
  • Connect your values with your commitments
  • Create a stronger culture based on commitments and values

videos

Leaders Help People Be Accountable
Building an Accountable Culture
No More Excuses
Culture by Design
How to Drive Performance
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Leaders Help People Be Accountable
Building an Accountable Culture
No More Excuses
Culture by Design
How to Drive Performance
Promo Video

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About Sam

Sam Silverstein is dedicated to instilling the highest form of leadership in every organization, assisting institutions to transform the way they do business while growing their bottom line and their people. He helps companies create an organizational culture that prioritizes and inspires accountability.

As a former executive and business 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 such companies, inspiring and challenging their people to think differently to achieve a better result.

Sam’s work with entrepreneurs, multi-national companies and government agencies has transformed organizational cultures and driven increased engagement and productivity. He has written numerous books including Making Accountable Decisions, No More Excuses and, most recently, Non-Negotiable.

He is the founder of The Accountability Movement™, which is focused on building powerful communities filled with people and organizations that know their values, live their values and keep their commitments. To that end, Sam hosts Accountability Roundtables™, which he has created to address and break through the barriers that restrict organizations and communities from living an accountable culture.

Originally from Atlanta, Sam has a Bachelors degree in business from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Washington University. He is a Past President of the National Speakers Association.  Sam is married with four children and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Accountability Movement™

Sam is the founder of The Accountability Movement™, which is focused on building powerful communities filled with people and organizations, that know their values, live their values and keep their commitments. To that end, Sam hosts (creates or initiates) Accountability Roundtables™ to address and break through the barriers that restrict organizations and communities from living an accountable culture.

reviews

The wisdom he shared will help produce positive outcomes for any business.

 

“Sam’s performance on the platform as a keynote speaker validated the value of our company culture, affirmed its role as a compass on a sea of uncertainty in health care and identified accountability as the characteristic that sets an organization apart in the marketplace. The wisdom he shared will help produce positive outcomes for any business.”

Beecher Hunter, Life Care Centers of America

Sam’s style, presence and connection with the audience was a grand slam!

 

“Sam delivered a concrete message to our international audience of very accomplished folks – Sam’s style, presence and connection with the audience was a grand slam!”

Nancy J. Martini, PI Worldwide

Inspiring, funny and one of the most entertaining I’ve ever heard.

 

“Sam's keynote address was inspiring, funny and one of the most entertaining I’ve ever heard. I have received numerous comments from attendees and they seem to agree that it was one of the best ever! Coming from this group, that is quite a compliment.”

Executive Director, Optimists International

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Sam Silverstein Introduction

When Sam Silverstein was 8 years old he started a recycling business; he collected old soda bottles and sold them back to the grocery store. Since then Sam’s companies have sold over 100 million dollars in products and services, with one of them being purchased by a Fortune 500 Company.

Sam’s 20 plus years’ of research into why some companies have an incredible culture that inspires accountability and produces highly profitable results has led him to work with such organizations as Kraft, PetSmart, Pfizer and the US Air Force.

Today, Sam will discuss with us how Accountability is the Highest Form of Leadership.

Please help me welcome, Sam Silverstein (Pronounced Silver-steen)

Sam Silverstein Technical Requirements

NOTE: Sam brings a USB memory stick containing his PowerPoint presentation.

Please provide the following for Sam Silverstein:

  • Wireless LAPEL microphone OR Wireless HEADSET
  • Sam can provide his presentation slides in advance if required.

Articles

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    Sam Silverstein: The Accountability Movement & Expert on Workplace Culture
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    No More Excuses Podcast - Hosted by Sam Silverstein
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    Sam Silverstein – Why Successful People Love Accountability

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The Struggle To Be Accountable – Sam Silverstein

By Dori Weisenberger | October 18, 2017

The Accountable Leader Is Accountable To All – Sam Silverstein

By cmiadmin | September 27, 2017

The devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Maria has been far beyond our imaginations. Communities have been completely destroyed and the rebuilding will be a long hard process. The lives lost cannot be measured in dollars and cents, and the emotional toll on families will never be forgotten.

When you are a leader your accountability is to all the people you lead not just those you desire to lead. We are accountable to people not to things, events or situations! If there has been any delay in the President of the United States responding to the people of Puerto Rico for reasons other than logistics we should think twice about how he is leading.

Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico are all U.S. territory. Puerto Ricans by law can move freely from the island to the mainland whenever they desire. They are American Citizens.

Anyone can lead when things are going great. The true test of the accountable leader comes when his or her people have a need. The people of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have a need and that need is for their leader to stand up and speak words of encouragement and edification during this time when things look bad. All of America needs to hear the leader say, “We will come through this,” “We are all in this together,” “We will survive,” “Nothing will come between us.” The accountable leader knows that their real power is in their words and they choose those words carefully.

The accountable leader fully understands that he has a commitment to everyone he or she leads. The very name United States of America speaks to our ability to come together when our people are in need. And in time of crisis, we desire a leader who can unite.

Communities will eventually be rebuilt because of the resilient and compassionate attitude of the American people. The citizens of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico will do the work and the communities will come back stronger than ever before. Sometimes, we just need the leader to say, “It’s going to be okay.”

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