with Pearl Sumathi
July 20, 2023
10 AM - 1 PM Central Time
$395 (US) per person



As a manager you are called to do different things with agility and precision ranging from setting strategy to driving execution. A key skill that is often neglected or not mastered among managers is the ability to hold your team accountable for their work outcomes. This skill has become a must to have, especially where more and more organizations are embracing remote working as part of a flexible work style. In a study in Harvard Business Review, 46 percent of high-level managers were rated poorly on their ability to hold others accountable (2010). Fostering accountability is an art. It calls for a cultural shift and encompasses a set of behaviors that are inter-connected. Being accountable increases employee motivation, which in turn influences their ability to meet commitments successfully.



Dr. Pearl Sumathi is an Assistant Professor of Practice for the Department of Management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Pearl is an award-winning designer and leader of learning and development with close to 25 years of corporate experience in human resources. She is passionate about designing and delivering mid and senior level leadership development programs, consulting with organizations on reskilling and preparing the workforce of the future. During her tenure at Wharton Executive Education, she has consulted with top global companies to design superior leadership development programs to build successful talent pipelines.



  • Relinquish Authority: Learn to give up control in areas that often debilitates your direct reports in performing their roles
  • Assign Responsibility: Delegate areas that your direct reports are responsible for owning and managing
  • Set Goals: Set clear goals to be accomplished as part of an overall performance agreement and how success will be measured
  • Execute Accountability: Empower your team to manage tasks and deliverables while ultimately holding them accountable for the outcomes


Discuss the dynamics of accountability
How to model accountability as a leader
Examine the 4 phases of the accountability framework (RASE) with real-time examples
Explore specific tools to enable you to implement the framework

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based (Zoom platform)
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Participants will earn 3.5 CPE credits or 3 PDC credits
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