Leadership Builder®

Leadership Builder is based on the Partners In Leadership methodology set out in the New York Times bestseller, How did it happen?. This session is an effective algorithm for holding others accountable in a positive and principled manner.

A Focus on Results

When it comes to delivering on expectations, accountability is the foundational element needed in your organization. Embed accountability into your culture, make it your language, and tie it to the results you need. Leaders understand that holding others accountable is key to getting results. Our Accountability Training® and Culture Change services have helped thousands of companies and millions of people in over 100 countries strengthen leadership, hold others accountable, and achieve results.

What We Investigate

Our pre-workshop leadership call investigates your organization’s specific accountability and leadership needs, framed in the context of your strategic objectives. Five interviews are conducted to further understand organizational issues and dynamics, leading to specific prescriptions for the training and a customized workshop experience in building leaders’ ability to hold others accountable.

What You Get

A full-day TRAINING WORKSHOP facilitated by Leadership Builder™ experts:

  • Accountability Styles® assessment and analysis
  • Working with the Accountability Sequence®, Outer Ring®, and Inner Ring®
  • Understanding Key Expectations
  • Identifying your Expectations Chain®
  • Using the FORM method to establish better expectations
  • Strengthening communication with Why-What-When®
  • Making your “Why” communication more compelling with the The 5 Whys
  • Learning to “Score It, Evaluate It, Resolve It” with the
  • Alignment Dialogue® to increase engagement
  • Employing the “Positive, Principled, Inspection” to check in and Inspect What You Expect®
  • Identifying and managing your Critical Links
  • Using the LIFT Accountability Conversation® to manage unmet expectations

Program formats:

  • Full offline live workshop, 4-8 hours
  • Short offline live workshop, 4 hours
  • Online workshop, 8 hours (two 4-hour sessions)
  • Online webinar, up to 1,5 hours

Internal facilitator training:

To operationalize and sustain in the culture change process, we propose a three-year non-exclusive license to use Partners In Leadership’s Accountability programs, and the accompanying Trade Secrets and Propriety Materials (per terms and conditions of the final agreement) to train all university employees.

The purpose of the license is to integrate Partners In Leadership’s intellectual property (IP), including their proprietary models, methods and tools for accelerating culture change, in current training and development efforts, as well as existing internal meetings, in reward, recognition and communication systems, coaching models, etc.


  • Significantly reduce implementation costs.
  • Accelerate the delivery and implementation of accountability training throughout the organization.
  • Provide flexibility to customize the training to existing training, e-learning, video training, etc. and to each identified function, location, and level.
  • Create greater ownership and leadership for implementation and integration of accountability throughout your organization.