This month’s theme: ACCOUNTABILITY – Successfully transforming effort into results.

Articles of the Month

25 Leadership Qualities: Essential Skills & Traits Great Leaders Have – What is leadership? Everyone is born with the unique, innate qualities that are the source of strength or skills. Leadership skills can be built, trained, and learned over time. Hone these qualities, and you can impact the lives around you.

Why Being Accountable is Important? – Nothing in life can be carried out to the fullest without accountability. It is the one ingredient to this process that glues all these steps together in order to make a new you come to fruition. Accountability means living in integrity, with all your thoughts, words, and actions are consistent with one another and in alignment.

The Power of Kindness with Orly Wahba – Manifesting kindness in the world begins with turning kindness upon ourselves. When Orly Wahba was a young teenager and faced a storm of family turmoil and misfortune, depression dragged her to a low point. She withdrew into herself and was forced to battle with her circumstances and her own emotions. But Orly came out of her experience as a changed person. Why? Listen Now >>

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

Will Rogers

“You try, you fail. You try, you fail. The real failure is when you stop trying.”

Albert Einstein

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown”

Ross Perot

“The most important days of your life- The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

John Maxwell

Act of Kindness

Reach out to a friend, family member, colleague or mentor and offer them to become accountability buddies! Each of you will choose something you want to be sure to accomplish over the course of the next month or two. By becoming accountability buddies, you promise to check in a couple of times a week with one another to ensure that your buddy is taking strides towards their goal!

Question of the Month

Share an interesting way to hold yourself accountable to achieve a goal you set for yourself. Leave a comment below.

Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

How does this picture represent accountability? Share your thoughts!

Songs of the Month

This song encourages and inspires us to take responsibility to beat this pandemic.

An inspiring song that tells about the change that’s taking place when we believe in the power of responsibility.

Videos of the Month

Darren Hardy shares an inspirational story teaching us to always demand the very best of ourselves.

Charlie Johnson shares how he discovered the power of self-accountability and how to push forward no matter the obstacles.

Todd Adkins, Director of LifeWay Leadership, discusses the dial of accountability.

Books of the Month

No More Excuses!: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth – Sam Silverstein – Whether you’re a business owner, a top executive, or a team leader, accountability starts with you and trickles down to everyone else. If you want to build an organization that achieves its goals and beats the competition it’s time for No More Excuses.

The Power of Personal Accountability: Achieve What Matters to You – Mark Samuel – Pay attention to what really matters to you. Find out where you spend your time and energy. Understand what works and what doesn’t and then use the simple strategies described in this book to change what doesn’t.

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life – John G. Miller – The lack of personal accountability has resulted in an epidemic of blame, complaining, and procrastination. No organization-or individual-can achieve goals, compete in the marketplace, fulfill a vision, or develop people and teams without personal accountability.

I Just Want to Do It My Way! – Julia Cook – Share this story with children who have difficulty staying focused long enough to complete assignments or who insist they have a better way to do things.

What If Everybody Did That? – Ellen Javernick – What if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place? Using humorous illustrations rendered in mixed media, these questions are answered in a child-friendly way and show the consequences of thoughtless behavior.

Respect and Take Care of Things – Cheri J. Meiners – This book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, and ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them. It also teaches simple environmental awareness: respecting and taking care of the earth.