Accountability works best as a self-reinforcing system.

When a leader does a good job setting expectations and making it visible that accountabiliy will be held, individuals will be able to understand what to hold themselves to and peers will know what to expect of each other. Accountability for behavior is a better focus than on results 4B1G1C2. Escalations stem from lack of accountability 4B1G1C1. Accountability requires expectation setting happen, though 4B1G1C3.