Accountability is Your Competitive Advantage™ Entrepreneur, business expert, and international author Sam Silverstein's battle cry of “No More Excuses” has been heard by companies and business professionals the world over. Accountability is today's competitive advantage to reclaim market share and win the heart of a hyper-discerning consumer.
No More Excuses®
Silverstein knows how to get million-dollar results. His companies have sold upwards of $100 million in products and services, and he successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company.
Corporations such as Pfizer, AFLAC, Petronas, AXA, Lincoln Financial, and Lucent Technologies rely on Sam to learn how to sell more, be more effective leaders, provide greater service and increase income in trying times. His programs focus on accountability and authenticity, teaching his hard-learned lessons and his winning techniques to build success both personally and professionally.
Sam has shared his Proactive Accountability™ techniques on over 450 radio stations, as a regular monthly television spot and on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. He has authored ten books, is the creator of the acclaimed Accountability Academy®, and has been a contributing author to countless publications throughout his incredible career. Upwards of 40,000 business professionals subscribe to his monthly newsletter alone.
Sam incites success everywhere he goes. He leaves those he meets challenged towards results and encouraged towards greatness. The momentum towards success is propelled by eliminating excuses and taking personal accountability for choices, actions and outcome. In his presentations Silverstein uses unforgettable illustrations and paints vibrant, often hilarious, always inspiring pictures for his audiences.
Sam served as the 2008-2009 President of The National Speakers Association and is a Certified Speaking Professional. Originally from Atlanta, he has a Business degree from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Washington University. He is married with four children and currently resides in St. Louis, MO.
No More Excuses
No More Excuses has been hailed as the perfect message at the perfect time. Why do some succeed while others fail? It starts with eliminating excuses, eradicating justifications and taking personal accountability for choices, actions and results. It starts with accountability. For over thirty years, Sam has led thriving companies, selling upwards of $100 million in products and services. he has witnessed successful people fail, and seen underdogs triumph. He has distilled his invaluable experiences and observations into a message companies need now more than ever. Sam will share the five accountabilities for personal and organizational growth. He presents the four phases of accountability and the steps necessary to transform organizational cultures to ones of accountability. Sam will challenge your group to take an honest look at themselves; to discover what is blocking them from achieving their goals. Application of Sam’s principles improves leadership, increases sales and improves customer service. By creating a culture of accountability, organizations grow stronger. As an opening presentation it becomes a powerful touchstone for audience members and sets the tone for personal accountability for the remainder of the event. As the conference closing message, attendees internalize the significance of accountability in the post-event real world.
Developing Accountable Supervisors
In this thought provoking interactive session Sam helps individuals recognize that the success of the organization is in direct relationship to the level of competency of the leadership. Supervisors will develop an understanding of the vital role they play in the success of the organization. Sam equips participants with the tools and resources for continued personal growth. Individuals will master the skills of delegating responsibility and authority while helping team members stay accountable to each other and to the organization.
Sam believes that supervisors and managers are a critical bridge to the success of any organization. Sam teaches supervisors and managers how to understand and value the authority structure inside the organization and the role they play. Sam will help participants develop the ability to use effective communication across positions in the organization. Participants will see and understand the value of prioritizing and organizing task to increase productivity and efficiency, and maximize personal and organizational time to set priorities and complete those task that are most important to the success of the organization.
Sam will provide supervisors and managers with the concepts of effective team management and how to use diversity as a strategic advantage. Participants will have the ability to communicate effectively the goals, mission and values of the organization and be in a position to help the organization become more successful.
See the Solution
See the Solution™ is a facilitated process that enables groups to fully explore complex topics, while making sense of this complexity. It involves and engages all group members on an equal footing, leading to coherence through dialogue. The process facilitates clarity of understanding and prepares the group for making the decisions that will lead to accountable action and results.
While it can be a part of a larger, fully facilitated strategic planning experience, See the Solution™ does not in itself bring about decisions or suggest actions related to any specific issues; the process helps the group to unlock their shared consciousness toward better understanding the context and the perspectives that surround the decisions they make and the actions they take.
See the Solution™ is designed to unlock and support constructive dialogue. It comprises a large collection of high-quality color images that are visually interesting and which covers almost every aspect of our complex environment. Participants become engaged and actively involved, thus creating an enabling environment within which the group can fully explore new ideas and possibilities.
First, the group agrees on the topic that it wants to explore (sometimes, the group or it’s leader knows exactly what the “real” topic is coming into the work-session with Sam, while at other times this may only emerge as a result of facilitated dialogue).
Then, each member of the group creates a collection of images that they intuitively or literally connect to the topic. For example, a person may choose a picture of a winding road and think, “This symbolizes the changes and redirections that face our team.”
As they later relate the connections between the topic and their selected images, group members tell their own stories or create metaphors about the topic from their point of view. Likewise, they hear the perspectives of others. This conversation brings about a more thorough and shared understand.
Building Accountable Teams
Building a great team is a skill and to be successful every team member must be accountable. Using Sam’s 5 Proactive Accountabilities participants will learn how to be effective in leading a team, recognize the talents each team member possesses. Sam will help individuals learn how to leverage the strengths of each team member for the success of the team. Team members will learn to function at a higher level as they recognize the power of synergy.
Sam will customize a program that will help your team identify their right things, prioritize what is important as a team, learn how to be an effective team member, define the team roles and responsibilities, and identify the strategic intent and goals of the team. Through highly energetic interactive exercises and application of the principles taught participants will develop the ability to trust and respect peers, communicate direction and expectations more effectively, learn how to create space for new ideas in a team setting, work together to manage constant change in the organization and develop the skills necessary to help everyone on the team remain accountable.
Upon completion of Building Accountable Teams participants will understand the vision of their organization and have the ability to understand the importance of the strategic intent and goals of the organization. In addition Sam will teach your team to effectively execute the directives from leadership and give them the tools and resources to create a collaborative environment that will allow individuals to achieve greater efficiency and higher productivity.
The Accountable Leader
Great leaders want to develop great leaders. In The Accountable Leader Development Session Sam will empower participants to create an environment in their organization that cultivates and develops future leaders. This interactive session will give individuals the tools and resources to develop systems to help future leaders to accept responsibility, authority and accountability. Sam will give strategies to help the accountable leader with his/her personal growth while developing the skills necessary to lead others to their highest potential.
Sam enthusiastic and energetic presentation style will help leaders effectively communicate change in their organization in a positive light and give them understanding of how team members adapt to change. Leadership will develop the skills necessary to recognize the individuals in the organization who can help facilitate change from within the organization to maximize positive results. Sam is skillful at teaching leaders how to find leadership in unlikely places in the organization.
Sam equips the accountable leader with the ability to set priorities, understand the relationship between a disciplined lifestyle in the decision making process, and the courage to live without excuses. In addition participants will learn to lead across gender, age, race and ethnicity as they skillfully adapt the 5 proactive principles of accountability in their personal and professional lives. Participants will have a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to become an Accountable Leader and the responsibilities that come with great leadership.