Sam Silverstein

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Sam Silverstein’s mission is to empower people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business, and to thrive at extraordinary levels. By challenging leaders to shift priorities, cultivate an organizational culture, and inspire both individuals and teams to take ownership in fresh and results-producing ways – he is helping companies dramatically increase productivity, profitability, and growth. Sam has been inducted into the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, is a Past-President of the National Speakers Association, and Global Gurus has named Sam Silverstein as one of the World's Top Organizational Culture Professionals.


Sam is the founder of The Accountability Institute™ an organization that certifies advisors to work with leaders and organizations to build greater accountability and develop stronger leaders. He is also the creator of The Culture Audit™, a powerful assessment tool that allow organizations to do a deep-dive into the mindsets and processes of their people. Which allows leaders to better analyze what people do, how they do it, and how they feel about the organization’s ability to provide a positive, productive culture where accountability, creativity, clarity, and collaboration thrive.


Sam is the author of 12 books including The Accountability Advantage, I Am Accountable, Non-Negotiable, No More Excuses, Making Accountable Decisions, No Matter What, and The Success Model.


As a former business executive and owner, Sam successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company. Today, he writes, speaks, and consults with organizations around the globe to help them think differently, work with renewed purpose, and achieve record-breaking results. Commonly working with multi-national companies, corporations, government agencies, associations and entrepreneurs.

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The Accountability Advantage™ … Building a Sustainable, High-Performance, Workplace Culture


What does it look like when EVERY member of your organization keeps their commitments? When truth and values are held in the highest esteem? It looks like next-level success. It feels like positive momentum. It lays the foundation for creativity, collaboration and high performance.


Sam knows first-hand how to create a corporate culture that engages employees, maximizes productivity, builds brand, and inspires accountability. You’ll walk away from his program with highly effective tools to build trust, enhance engagement, cultivate more meaningful relationships, and truly come together as a cohesive team. There’s never been a more important time to create a shift in culture and commitment.


During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Discover the five critical steps to build a culture-by-design
  • Design a culture based on commitments and values
  • Leverage the power of cultural values – internally, externally, and communally
  • Effectively counteract "Quiet Quitting" and "The Great Resignation"
  • Remove obstacles and excuses to inspire collaboration and accountability
  • Create an organizational culture obsession that will drive your culture to stronger performance and customer experience


The Theory of AccountabilityTM


This engaging program forces a reconsideration of how we view accountability. As Silverstein explains, “Accountability is not a way of doing. Accountability is a way of thinking about people. Particularly how we think about people.” When individuals and leaders actively create the future they want to live, frame their mindset around abundance rather than fear, and take persistent, relentless action in support of the experience they are generating, their beliefs, and their relationships, they will experience personal and organizational transformation unlike any other.


During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify the three mindsets of accountability and how to apply them personally and organizationally
  • Create a specific outcome/goal and achieve it every time
  • Empower a team to identify priorities, eliminate obstacles, and enhance communication
  • Discover and leverage the enormous power of commitments both individually and at all levels of the organization


The Power of Keeping Commitments…No Matter What™


Sam Silverstein has helped organizations around the world build more resilient leaders, employees, and organizations. Sam will engage your people to understand the importance of building strength from the inside out. All organizations face challenges, but it's the most adaptable and resilient organizations who are able to effectively work through the challenges to consistently build a stronger & brighter future.


A mindset of resilience does not just happen by itself. Resilience is built into the corporate culture. Resilience becomes the standard for which you are known when a strong set of values are created and established throughout the organization. Sam will lead the conversation on what creates resilience, how all your people will benefit both individually and collectivley by forging a culture of trust, collaboration, and resilience to operate from.


During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Get your people focused on what really matters (tactical vs. relational commitments)
  • Effective communication styles to enhance teams accepting and embracing change
  • Retain our power and resilience even in the most difficult situations
  • Help your people discover both how they individually build resilience and work together to create a resilient organization
  • Remove obstacles and excuses in order to inspire enhanced collaboration and accountability
  • Develop both current and future leaders throughout the organization


The Highest Form of Leadership™  


To win in today’s market, organizations need leaders who can adapt. Cultivate creativity and innovation. Nurture cohesiveness. And foster a culture that embraces change. When they do? Employee engagement soars. Collaboration gets exciting. Productivity is elevated and exponential organizational growth is possible.


Sam shares game-changing strategies with audiences that help clearly define core values, connect them to every member of an organization and make them the driving force behind every decision. Sam’s ability to help companies build rock-solid foundations and cut through the clutter and noise of distractions throughout every facet of their company culture, business processes, customer experience, and communication.


During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Take ownership of your company’s mission, vision, and values
  • Use company values to drive decisions and comittment at all levels
  • Build massive trust through The Ten Commitments of Accountability
  • Become and develop as an impactful leader


I Am Accountable


It’s time to show excuses the door. Whether at work or at home, people often make excuses out of over-commitment, lack of understanding, or poor time management. In a world where there are more resources available than ever before – it’s time to get to the bottom line. Ultimately, they make excuses by focusing on what they cannot control instead of focusing on what they can control.


As the founder of the Accountability Movement™, Sam brilliantly lays out the relationship between what we value and what we can control and illuminates the strategies, mindsets, and tools necessary to eliminate excuses from our personal and professional lives. Accountability is a way of thinking. It is how we think about ourselves and others.


During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Discover your foundational, relational, professional, and community values
  • Connect your values to the art of living an accountable life
  • Improve your relationships through keeping commitments
  • Eliminate excuses that hold you back from their potential


The Accountable Leader's Guide to Change


Change is an integral part of our world. The ability to get ahead of it, manage it, or initiate it for any organization falls squarely on the shoulders of leadership. Focusing on what people do won’t cut it anymore. Truly accountable leaders instead turn their focus on changing the way people THINK.


Sam brings audiences together to best understand what a powerful catalyst change can be for positively growing business, redefining relationships, and letting go of the status quo. Leaders who meet change head on and make it their partner, drive momentum and deliver results.


During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify the “Change Categories” all people fall into and how to motivate each person successfully
  • Communicate more purposefully utilizing The Terms of Change™
  • Empower your team to drive positive change versus resist/fear change
  • Master the one thing organizations must believe if they are going to effectively create an organizational culture that thrives through change


Collaboration That Counts: How to Foster a Culture of Trust and Teamwork in Your Organization


Great teamwork and execution does not just happen by itself. Teamwork is built into the corporate culture. Teamwork becomes the standard for which you are known when a strong set of values are created and established throughout the organization. Another foundational element of great teamwork is the ability to identify the commitments that all members of the organization make and keep. 


Sam Silverstein has helped organizations around the world build more effective teams that have led to a measurable increase in communication, collaboration, innovation, and bottom-line results.


In this talk, Sam Silverstein uniquely illustrates the difference between tactical and relational commitments and knows just how to get your people focused on executing what really matters. Sam will lead a conversation on what leaders need to do to create highly effective teams, why and how all of your people will benefit from contributing to the team, and how each individual can be accountable to each other and the mission through the course of business.

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