Book Synopsis

Leadership begins with modeling personal accountability. However, most leaders don't realize that their behavior sets the upper limit of accountability for their organization, and that they can set a much higher limit. As they do, their example will inspire others to emulate them, and elevate the performance of the whole organization.

How Leaders Can Inspire Accountability is a book about three powerful habits that not only make one a better leader, they also inspire others to take more accountability themselves.

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Live Launch Event

You are invited to join leadership development consultant and author, Michael Timms, at this live event where he will share stories and research from his new book, and will also answer audience questions.  We’ll also be giving away lots of great prizes and gifts!

Special Guest

Michael will be joined by Paul Taylor, Vice President of People & Culture at Purdys Chocolatier, Canada’s premier chocolate maker. The leadership team at Purdys recently attended Avail Leadership's Creating Accountability Workshop Series. At this event, Paul will share how the three habits of personal accountability have positively changed the culture at Purdys.


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Michael Timms has dedicated his career to making leadership easier and to helping leaders and organizations reach their potential. As a leadership consultant, author, and speaker, he has taught thousands of people in leadership positions how to harness the principles of accountability to transform virtually every aspect of their operations.

This is the first book in his Creating Accountability series. His previous publications include Succession Planning That Works: The Critical Path of Leadership Development. Michael lives in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley with his wife and three daughters.

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Paul Taylor is the Vice President of People & Culture at Purdys Chocolatier. His career spans several industries including: retail, manufacturing, banking, and other professional services. Since joining Purdys, Taylor has continued to build and implement successful people and culture practices to continue the company’s reputation as an employer of choice. He holds an M.B.A. from Arizona State University as well as CPHR and SHRM-SCP designations.