Partner Accountability: How and for What?

13 things to hold partners accountable for, 10 ways to do it and 12 questions to ask. BONUS: Example of a personal accountability plan.

By Marc Rosenberg
CPA Firm Retreats

Partner accountability means different things to different people. Some quotations:

“If there are no consequences to failing to achieve a goal, then it is less likely that the goal will be accomplished.” – Marc Rosenberg

“If people are not prepared to be held accountable for what they do, it is unlikely they will achieve much.” – David Maister

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“I’m a partner in this firm. That gives me the right to do whatever I darn well please, whenever I want to do it.” – Firm partner to whom “accountability” is a dirty word