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Desk plaque: 'The buck pauses, but does not actually stop here.'
'When I was hired, the boss asked if I could handle a job with lots of accountability, and like an idiot, I said 'Yes!''
'The Lord works in mysterious ways, and rarely keeps receipts.'
'I hate to rush you, but I'm getting a leg cramp.'
'You were a shoo-in. Then I stumbled across your blog.'
"I think you two will enjoy each other immensely."
Tags:introduction, introductions, responsibility, not responsible, liability, new relationship, new relationships, date, dates, liable, legal responsibility, legally responsible, covering your back, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, cocktail party, cocktail parties, accountability, accountable, answerability, answerable
"That is a good thing- I don't have to explain myself either,"
Tags:king, kings, royal, royals, royalty, accountable, accountability, responsible, responsibility, irresponsible, irresponsibility, dictator, dictators, dictatorship, dictatorships, authoritarian, authoritarian government, authoritarian governments, privilege, privileges, privilege, oppressor, oppressors, politician, politicians
'Miss Wilcox, send in someone to blame.'
"Who do I hold accountable if you miss the deadline? Any next of kin?"
'I lead by example as long as I'm not held legally liable.'
'I didn't say it was your fault, Colby. I said we'd act like it was your fault.'
'We are all accountable, but some are more accountable than others.'
'I was asked to attend a meeting on Accountability in Education. Harold, how long will it take for you to teach me the art of camouflage?'
'Let's see if you qualify for a handout. How many nuts do you have currently, and where are they buried?'
Yesterday in this space I predicted that the world would come to an end. It did not, however. I regret any inconvenience this may have caused.
Tags:correction, corrections, issue a correction, issuing a correction, prediction, predictions, doomsayer, doomsayers, doom, end of the world, apocalypse, apocalyptic, accountability, accountable, held accountable, wrong, incorrect, guess, guesses, guessing, placard, vagrant, vagrants, crazy person, crazy people
"Damnit, that's not what I call accountability."
"No, I'm not blaming you. I'm just trying to understand why your name comes up every time something goes wrong."
Costs outweigh the Benefits. Please Help.
'Fortunately, there wasn't enough blame to go around. It stopped before it got to me.'
"You are responsible for editing your thoughts. I'm just here to audit them."
Tags:therapy, mental health, editing your thoughts, auditors, therapist, therapists, shrink, shrinks, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, auditor, responsibility, entitlement, personality disorders, road rage, anger management, anger, aggression, getting help, frustration, frustrated, overwhelmed, thinking before you speak, editing, stress, depression, accounting, accountant, accountable
"Hi, it's me again. I may be a little late getting home. I missed the elevator."
"I've discovered a sinister side to employee empowerment. It's called accountability!"
Tags:workplace, employee, employees, employee empowerment, empowered, management, human resource, human resources, management philosophy, accountable, accountability, responsible, responsibility, workforce, corporate, corporation, corporate culture, professional, professionalism, standards, performance standards, ethic, ethics, ethical
Hey! Everybody makes mistakes.
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'Take one the moment you begin to feel accountable.'