The process of instilling a sense of urgency about performance is sometimes a difficult task. Many organizations struggle to get managers to buy into the need to focus on accountability for results. Look inside most organizations and you will likely find a charade of sorts taking place on a daily basis. Managers routinely talk about results and the need for accountability for those results. But look deeper and there will undoubtedly be a lack of a defined methodology for conveying what is important and creating alignment with organizational goals and objectives. And accountability will be nothing more than a buzzword.