The Accountability Training & Culture Change Company™

Partners In Leadership (PIL) is the world’s premier provider of Accountability Training® and Culture Change services. Our mission as a consulting firm is to help our clients achieve their mission, and our #1 award-winning content and global network of professionals across the world have enabled thousands of companies and millions of people to achieve dramatic results, reporting billions of dollars in improved shareholder wealth, saving hundreds of thousands of jobs—resulting in some of the highest praised and best places to work in the world.

The Partners In Leadership Mission: Our Mission is Your Mission™

We partner with clients to create accountability and transform culture to achieve their desired Key Results (R2) and organizational mission.

About the Founders

Recently named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing privately held companies in America, Partners In Leadership was founded in 1989 by Roger Connors (view bio) and Tom Smith (view bio), the four-time New York Times bestselling authors of the most extensive body of knowledge on workplace accountability ever written. They are considered the worldwide experts on workplace accountability.

Creating Accountability

PIL uses a results-based approach in all of its training and consulting engagements. In fact, PIL’s focus on helping leaders and organizations achieve their desired Key Results distinguishes its methodology and approach from all other competitors in the field. The company’s Results Clarification Methodology is a key part of PIL’s value proposition.

PIL emphasizes helping people embrace their own accountability for achieving organizational results and creating a Culture of Accountability to sustain that focus over time. This methodology helps leaders accelerate transformational change in organizational culture to achieve the results organizations need now. Further, it teaches people to effectively hold others accountable for results in a positive, principled way so that they successfully deliver on expectations. Enhancing this effort is the first-ever Workplace Accountability Study, a multi-year effort conducted across thousands of organizations and with 40,000 participants, the most comprehensive and authoritative study of its kind ever completed.

PIL’s clients include all 13 of the "most admired" pharmaceutical companies in the world, almost half of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and nearly half of the Fortune 50’s largest companies. Their clients utilize their Accountability Training and Culture Change Methodologies to achieve key organizational objectives, such as increasing revenues and profitability, reducing costs, and successfully implementing major organizational initiatives.

The Three Tracks to Creating Greater Accountability

PIL’s clients benefit from the company’s solid foundation found in the innovative Three Tracks to Creating Greater Accountability (Self, Culture, Others), each based respectively on a New York Times bestselling book developed by PIL to assist organizations in developing leaders and achieving their desired Key Results.

The Accountability Builder Training

helps people embrace their own accountability for achieving organizational results.

The Lead Culture Training

accelerates the change in your organizational culture to produce the results you need now.

The Leadership Builder Training

teaches people to effectively hold others accountable for results in a positive, principled way so that they successfully deliver on expectations.

Digital Tools

Further distinguishing the company is its industry-first, blended digital learning companion called PILtools. Comprising multiple digital tools, PILtools enable a blended learning methodology to support PIL’s Train. Retain. Sustain.™ approach to creating lasting change that generates improved results. PIL also offers professional accreditation certification in all three Training Tracks, with third-party validation on the PIL public website.

Bestselling Books

PIL has created three New York Times bestselling books.

The Oz PrincipleThe Oz Principle. First published in1994, The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability, has since been published in Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. Adrian Zacheim, President of Portfolio Publishing (Penguin Putnam Books), says of The Oz Principle, “This book is in the top 5 bestselling business books in the ‘leadership’ and ‘performance’ categories, year after year, since 1994. This book has become a classic and is in the top 30 bestselling business books of the last 15 years.”

Culture Change the GameChange the Culture, Change the Game. PIL has also published the bestselling book, Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results. This book brings to the field of organizational improvement and human performance technology cutting-edge methods and practices around accelerating culture change to achieve a Culture of Accountability, where people at all levels of the organization think and act in the manner necessary to achieve organizational results. PIL’s documented success in assisting Alaris Medical Systems in that company’s cultural change effort resulted in a 7000% return on equity investment and one of the largest stock price appreciations in its category according to MONEY magazine.

How Did That Happen?How Did That Happen? PIL’s third book, also a New York Times bestseller, How Did That Happen? Holding People Accountable for Results the Positive, Principled Way, was published by Portfolio Books in August of 2009. This book presents PIL’s innovative and ground-breaking technology and approach to helping people at all organizational levels learn how to be even more effective at holding the people they depend on accountable to produce the results they need in a way that is empowering and positive, producing results and building morale at the same time.

Global Presence

With U.S. offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Manhattan, Milwaukee, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Seattle, PIL’s corporate headquarters are located in Temecula, California. The company has international representation through DOOR international, the exclusive international About Usrepresentative with offices in over 100 countries and 300 representatives throughout the world.

Partners In Leadership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.


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