About Linda Galindo
Keynote speaker and educator, consultant and author, Linda Galindo teaches audiences how to bring accountability into their organizations to significantly improve performance.
Galindo inspires leaders to empower themselves, and those that follow them, to speak the truth, focus on what matters and be fully accountable for the results they produce.
Galindo has a depth of experience in healthcare and government – bringing the principles of accountability to organizations where it is truly needed – at the leadership level. She also consults with clients in a growing variety of verticals including energy, financial, medical devices, transportation, insurance and the arts. Accountability is a message more and more industries and organizations want to embrace.
Books and Articles
The 85% Solution: How Personal Accountability Guarantees Success – No Nonsense, No Excuses is Galindo’s “accountability primer.” The book offers a re-framed approach to accountability – inviting everyone to understand that to be effective as a leader there has to be personal accountability. Leaders shift their internal voice from one of victim to one of total owner, whether results are good or bad, and expect their followers to do the same. Galindo says, “Leaders – and ultimately their followers – internalize ‘it starts with me.’ At that point, an honest conversation about success can begin.”
Galindo is also the author of Way to Grow! Cultivating the Weeds, Daisies and Orchids in Your Organization. Effectively allocating time and coaching to employees can be one of the biggest challenges faced by leaders today. Way to Grow! Will helps leader’s and managers determine who needs time and how much time to allocate.
Galindo has written hundreds of articles on the topic of accountability and posts to her Accountability Blog twice a month.
Speaking and Teaching
Galindo speaks nationally on the topics of accountable leadership and creating the culture change to bring about an accountable organization. She serves as faculty for the Governance Institute (serving boards of directors and C-suite healthcare executives) and the Institute for Management Studies. She speaks to leadership conferences all over the world.
A former journalist and radio news personality, Galindo made the shift to consulting, speaking and writing about accountability over 20 years ago. Galindo noticed that news stories were about people, especially leaders in business and government, who were not accountable.
“I wanted to put the topic of accountability in our national conversation before crises and problems arose,” says Galindo. “I got tired of reporting on situations in which accountability was not present but should have been. Rather than talking about accountability after the fact – often when it was already too late to make an impact – I have made it my life’s work to bring accountability proactively into organizations at the leadership level before-the-fact. The business case to do so is compelling. Real leaders understand The Straight Truth®: ‘Accountability starts with me.’”