Accountability Expert and Leadership Speaker
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 eleven 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.™
Sam also hosts Accountability Roundtables™ to address and break through the barriers that restrict organizations and communities from living an accountable culture – and is the the founder of The Accountability Movement™, an organization focused on building powerful communities filled with like-minded people who know and live their values and honor their commitments.
Originally from Atlanta, Sam has a Bachelor’s Degree in business from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Washington University. He is a Past President of the National Speakers Association. Sam is married with four children and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Highest Form of Leadership™
Today’s organizations want leaders who can innovate. Explore diversity. Cultivate creativity. Foster a culture of positive change. Nurture cohesiveness. Define accountability. And bring their highest and best selves to the table each day. When they do? Employee engagement soars. Exponential growth is possible. Collaboration gets exciting. And productivity and profitability skyrocket. Business Keynote Speaker Sam Silverstein 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 to provide crystal-clear vision for their future is part of why he gets invited back again and again. It’s no longer enough to have a mission statement hung on a wall. Sam teaches business professionals from every level to take ownership of their company’s mission and vision and weave them throughout every facet of their company culture, business processes, customer connectivity, and communication. It is only when all of these components are working in tandem that a company can achieve their highest form of leadership™. Ready to take YOUR team to its highest level? Invite Sam in for your next event.
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. Business Keynote Speaker Sam Silverstein shares groundbreaking insights and tools that allow leaders to strategically create a culture that values active and thoughtful change. He teaches them how to cultivate and develop leadership with every member of their team, how to communicate with purpose, motivate with mission, and empower every tier of their team to embrace change and use it to drive productivity and engagement. With humor and heart, 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. Invite Sam in to your next event to show your leadership team exactly how they can do the same.
The Art of Being Accountable
It’s time to show workplace excuses the door. Often people 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. Business Keynote Speaker Sam Silverstein, founder of the Accountability Movement™, 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 lives personally and professionally. Sam expertly helps audience members navigate change as they explore the old habits, patterns, and thought-processes that hold them back and set them up for excuses. Then he challenges them to create crystal-clear vision, values, and goals to better realize their full potential. Remove the obstacles and excuses for your team by inviting Sam in to speak at your next event.
The Power of Keeping Commitments… No MatterWhat™
What does it look like when EVERY member of your organization keeps their commitments? When truth and value are held in highest esteem? It looks like next level success. It feels like positive momentum. It lays the foundation for creativity and ground-breaking change. It’s exactly what Business Keynote Speaker Sam Silverstein delivers in this empowering session. In it, Sam shares truths about the most powerful change agent in existence, which has the capacity to transform your organizational culture, create accountability and help your team adopt the Highest Form of Leadership™. You’ll walk away with highly effective tools to build trust, enhance leadership growth, develop 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. If you’re ready to change the game for your organization, invite Sam in to speak at your next event.
Building a High Performance Workplace Culture
Great teamwork does not just happen by itself. Teamwork is built into the corporate culture. Teamwork becomes the standard for which you are known when a strong set of values are created and established throughout the organization. Another foundational element of a great teamwork is the ability to identify the commitments that all members of the organization make and keep. Sam Silverstein has helped organizations around the world build more effective teams that have lead to a measurable increase in communication, collaboration, innovation, and bottom-line results. In this talk, Sam Silverstein uniquely illustrates the difference between tactical and relational commitments, and knows just how to get your people focused on what really matters. Sam will lead a conversation on what leaders need to do to create effective teams, why and how all of your people will benefit from contributing to the team, and how each individual can be accountable to each other through the course of business.
C-Suite Culture Conversation™
In this powerful facilitated conversation Sam leads a discussion with leaders from your organization to discuss all aspects of workplace culture. Sam will uncover what is working and what is not. He will lead the panel to share insights that everyone in the room will be able to apply immediately. Sam will also engage the audience and bring them into this powerful workplace culture conversation. In a great culture everyone has a voice at the table and Sam delivers on that promise in this impactful experience.
All Sam Silverstein Books
PIVOT!: Three Big Questions that…Reframe Your Perspective, Maximize Your Potential, and Improve Your LifePurchase Book
I Am Accountable: Ten Choices that Create Deeper Meaning in Your Life, Your Organization, and Your WorldPurchase Book
No Matter What: The 10 Commitments of AccountabilityPurchase Book
No More Excuses: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational GrowthPurchase Book
Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of AccountabilityPurchase Book
PIVOT!: Three Big Questions that�Reframe Your Perspective, Maximize Your Potential, and Improve Your LifePurchase Book
Your session delivered the perfect message at the perfect time! ‘No more Excuses!’ set the tone for a fast-paced and productive day. Attendees were upbeat and energetic as the rest of our program continued through the afternoon.
- | Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
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
Your keynote address was inspiring, funny and one of the most entertaining I’ve ever heard. I have received numerous comments from attendees and they seem to agree that it was one of the best ever! Coming from this group, that is quite a compliment.
- | Executive Director, Optimists International
“Sam’s performance on the platform as a keynote speaker validated the value of our company culture, affirmed its role as a compass on a sea of uncertainty in health care and identified accountability as the characteristic that sets an organization apart in the marketplace. The wisdom he shared will help produce positive outcomes for any business.”
- | Beecher Hunter, Life Care Centers of America