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July 2, 2015

Accountability One of the most important imperatives in Robert’s Rules of Innovation is ACCOUNTABILITY. Although the most difficult to create and maintain, every successful company culture needs accountability. Accountability is not an after-the-fact behavior. Holding others accountable begins by communicating very clear expectations and, perhaps, even getting written agreements. A sustainable Innovation program with accountability should be a goal of every Innovation Champion. Apply these ideas and learn more in the book, Robert’s Rules of Innovation.

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Is Your Team Held Accountable?

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December 12, 2010

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Accountability: The Foundation of Sustainable Innovation

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May 21, 2010

In Robert’s Rules of Innovation: a 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival, author and Innovation Speaker Robert Brands shares his 10 imperatives to nourish Innovation – the lifeblood of any company. Of Robert’s 10 imperatives, one of the most important and the most difficult to achieve is Accountability.

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October 5, 2009

Accountability – its importance goes without saying, but can be extremely tricky to inculcate.  As  – the Innovation champion —  build a culture of Innovation, consider these methods: Give Them Enough Rope To…: The natural tendency is to dictate terms – deadlines, methodologies, etc.  Let the team members decide upon the “how it’s going to… Read More

Accountability: The Rudder of Innovation in a Changing Business Environment

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September 28, 2009

As companies and organizations pursue innovation to transform themselves from what they currently are or offer, to what they want to become or provide the marketplace, accountability is the rudder that steers pursuits and prevents a wandering, directionless ship.