Sam Silverstein

Sam Silverstein’s mission is to empower people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business, and to thrive at extraordinary levels.

Sam believes that accountability is the highest form of leadership. By challenging leaders to shift priorities, cultivate an organizational culture based on accountability, and inspire both individuals and teams to take ownership in fresh and results-producing ways – he helps companies dramatically increase engagement, communication, and productivity, leading to higher profitability and growth.

As a former executive and owner, Sam’s manufacturing and distribution companies sold over $100 million in products and services - which he successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company. Today, Sam writes, speaks, and consults with organizations around the globe to think differently, work with renewed purpose, and achieve record-breaking results.

His client's success has led to Global Gurus naming Sam as one of the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals. He is the author of ten books including: No More Excuses, The Accountability Circle, Pivot!, I Am Accountable, No Matter What, Non-Negotiable, Making Accountable Decisions, and The Success Model.

As a keynote speaker, Sam helps leaders build accountability throughout their organization, and challenges audiences to both individually and collectively reach their best selves. Sam works with everyone from multi-national companies, corporations, and government agencies, to associations and entrepreneurs, to help make accountability their competitive advantage.™


Most Requested Programs

The Highest Form of Leadership™
To win in today’s market, organizations need leaders who can innovate. Explore diversity. Cultivate creativity. Nurture cohesiveness. And foster a culture that embraces change. When they do? Employee engagement soars. Collaboration gets exciting. Productivity is elevated and exponential 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 connectivity, 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 at all levels
  • Build massive trust through The Ten Commitments of Accountability
  • Become and develop impactful leaders

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 change versus resist change
  • Master the one thing organizations must believe if they are going to effectively create an organization that thrives through change

The Power of Keeping Commitments…No Matter What™
What does it look like when EVERY member of your organization keeps their commitments? When truth and values are held in the highest esteem? When authenticity permeates all relationships? 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 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:

  • Design a culture based on commitments and values
    Leverage the power of your cultural values – internally, externally, and communally
  • Develop authentic leaders throughout the enterprise
  • 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

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

Impact of Accountability in Healthcare
It’s no longer enough for hospitals and health systems to have a mission statement hung on a wall. To meet society’s demands in our consumer-driven healthcare marketplace, organizations must change the way they think about people and relationships.

Sam teaches healthcare professionals from every level to take ownership and commit to their organizational mission and values and how to weave them throughout every facet of their culture, clinical processes, patient care, and communication. You’ll walk away with highly effective tools to build trust, enhance engagement, cultivate more meaningful relationships, and truly come together as a cohesive team.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Promote engagement by creating a culture based on commitments and values
  • Build massive trust through The Ten Commitments of Accountability
  • Remove obstacles and inspire collaboration to improve patient care
  • Communicate more purposefully utilizing The Terms of Change™


Testimonials

“You were enthusiastically received by nearly 1,500 remodelers who were eager to hear what you had to say, then return to the worksite to put your words into action… I wish I could say that all of the over 200 speakers I work with annually were as conscientious and fun to work with as you." - National Association Of Home Builders / Remodelers Council

“We’ve hired Sam to come speak to our leaders multiple times. Sam knows accountability and how to help an organization build their culture around accountability. Sam has a unique take on accountability that positions him to help a company transform into a better organization.” - Executive Vice President - Westar Energy Inc

I would like to express my sincere thanks to you for presenting at our underwriting department meeting. Building relationships is an integral part of our business, and I know that our staff found the information and activities very enlightening. - VP of Regional Operations - Prudential Financial

You delivered a truly inspiring message. And, you didn’t just talk: You interreacted, motivated and challenged. I personally enjoyed your speech and left the day thinking about the challenges and questions you put forth. I was glad to join the audience in giving you a standing ovation. On a business note, I wanted to extend my sincere gratitude for your professionalism, warmth and easy-going manner. It was as sincere pleasure not only to hear you speak, but to work with you. - Director, Network Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri

Employee turnover in our industry is very high. Our turnover last year was 32% but two other major companies in our industry had a turnover of 100% and 300% respectively. I credit our lower turnover to the quality of the organizational culture that we created by working with Sam Silverstein. - President, Verizon Wireless World