Think about yourself and your working relationships more completely and integrate a practice of conscious accountability in your daily life.

A forward-thinking approach to realizing organizational and team goals, conscious accountability will propel you beyond traditional ways of engaging with your employees, team members, and peers.

Yale faculty, psychologists, and leadership consultants David C. Tate, Marianne Pantalon, and Daryn David introduce a powerful CONNECT framework to help you better relate to everyone in your professional (and personal) life, build trust, and motivate yourself and your colleagues for greater outcomes. Step up your performance through the seven practices of conscious accountability—creating clarity, opening up engagement, nailing it, noticing, exchanging feedback, claiming it, and trying again. You will connect more closely to others, put people in a position to succeed, elevate and distinguish yourself, and generate excellence everywhere you turn.

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"Conscious Accountability presents a profound concept, beautifully described. If you want to be a better leader or have a better life, read this book to gain timeless wisdom uniquely positioned to help with today’s challenges."

— Amy C. Edmondson
Professor, Harvard Business School;
Author, The Fearless Organization

“In this important new work, the authors explain why accountability is about more than efficiency—it’s at the core of healthy relationships. Conscious Accountability is not a way of checking boxes, but a way of being human.”

—Douglas Stone
Co-Author, Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback

“We don’t often think of happiness and accountability as complementary terms. But Conscious Accountability makes an artful case for reimagining accountability so that it works not only in achieving our goals but also in strengthening the bonds with our colleagues and communities.”

—Emma Seppälä
Author, The Happiness Track; Lecturer, Yale University

Conscious Accountability is a brilliantly written, must-read for any professional. The ultimate how-to guide for accelerating valuable outcomes, this book offers a highly practical framework for moving to the next level of influence, no matter your level of experience. The authors also illustrate how practicing conscious accountability can create a positive force for change in the world.”

– Geetu Bharwaney
Founder and CEO, Ei World

Conscious Accountability is a must-read for any CEO or leader. To turn dreams into a successful business you have to create an outstanding work culture—which means getting accountability right. Relatable anecdotes make it easy to read this book and absorb the concepts, plus it’s packed with actionable tips and exercises. A fantastic resource!

—Julia Pimsleur
Founder and CEO, Million Dollar Women;
Author,
Million Dollar Women and Go Big Now

Conscious Accountability makes a tremendous contribution by showing us how accountability can be an inclusive practice—one that connects us to people, missions, and organizations. As we wrestle with new forms of work, political turmoil, and the uncertainties of a global pandemic, chapter-by-chapter this book frames awareness, intention, and the practice of accountability as tools we can use to incentivize ourselves and our teams to do our best work.”

—Kerwin Charles, Dean
Yale School of Management

“Perhaps more than ever, all organizations need to embrace a new way of considering accountability—one that elevates the power and importance of relationships in ensuring a sustained and successful way forward. Conscious Accountability moves beyond a transactional, product-driven approach by showing us how to build self-reflective, humanistic skills into our leadership practices. Every leader needs the lessons this book has to offer.”

—Linda Mayes
Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology;
Director, Yale Child Study Center

“Build the team, communication style, and efficiency you’ve dreamed of for your company with Conscious Accountability! As experts in leadership development, David, Marianne, and Daryn will teach you step-by-step how to create cultures where accountability to your work and team can thrive.”

—Marshall Goldsmith
Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach
New York Times bestselling author, Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented disruption in communities, organizations, and the lives of countless people. Conscious Accountability offers engaging and clearly written guidance for getting back on our feet and for creating a new era of productivity and work satisfaction.”

—Robert M. Kaplan
Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

Conscious Accountability offers a way of thinking and acting in our relationships—with colleagues, family, friends, and self—that promises to help us accomplish meaningful things together and build better relationships. The authors use stories, illustrations, and exercises to share practical wisdom and wise practices for experiencing accountability, not as a means of control or being controlled, but as a humane exchange in which we help one another live up to our aspirations.”

—Ruth Wageman
Founder, 6 Team Conditions

Conscious Accountability is a powerful must-read for anyone wanting to take their management, leadership, or organizational effectiveness to the highest level. The book offers a practical framework for applying a proactive approach to accountability in the complex, evolving leadership landscape.” 

—Scott Drozd
CEO, FCP Euro

“This insightful book offers a fresh look at accountability. It will help any leader in any organization deepen relationships and improve team performance.”

- Daniel H. Pink
#1 New York Times bestselling author of THE POWER OF REGRET, DRIVE, and WHEN