One of management’s sacred tenets is the need for clear accountability. Accountability has different functioning levels that must work together in synchronization in order to create a motivated workforce and an efficient organization. The first level of accountability begins with self- accountability. The next component is leadership accountability. The final aspect of accountability is organizational accountability. As all three levels function in harmony, the organization culture will be one that encourages honesty and personal responsibility. Leaders will create positive work environments that hold members accountable for their performance and their behaviors. The organization will stand out from others because of their superior performance, greater employee loyalty, higher customer satisfaction, and timely accomplishment of the organization’s strategic plan.