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Ladder of Accountability

by J. Robert Burgoyne — last modified Apr 23, 2010 12:25 PM


Graphical Ladder of Accountability, 300 pixels by 450 pixels

A reference copy of the "Ladder of Accountability", as described in a video produced by True Blade Systems.

The Ladder of Accountability video is available in 1080p on


Accountable Rung 8
Fix the Problem

Rung 7
Find/Create Solutions

Rung 6
Own the Problem

Rung 5
Acknowledge Reality
Unaccountable Rung 4
Wait and Hope

Rung 3
Make Excuses

Rung 2
Blame Others

Rung 1


Special thanks to all my colleagues and associates who consistently strive to be accountable. A graphical version of the Ladder of Accountability is shown below.