gemologistCore to the culture of The Collier Companies is accountability. We hold ourselves accountable. To our Residents and Customers, to our Team Members, to our investors and owners, to the communities of which we are a part.

We are accountable.

We must perform as promised.

Effort is wonderful and a necessary step in the process. Activity is good. But in the final analysis, we must successfully execute. It’s performance that counts.

To give anything less than our best is to sacrifice our potential, our greatness.

We believe in ourselves and each other and toward that end “We Expect the Best and We Regularly Inspect for What We Expect.” In short, “We Trust but Verify.” I am a determined, driven, motivated individual with a deep wellspring of internal energy and yet… I still find deadlines, external commitments, and outside accountability to be extremely helpful in focusing my efforts and achieving that last bit of performance.

It is the knowledge that there will be an accounting at the end of the day, that our efforts and accomplishments will be weighed and measured, that provides that last bit of effort, that final push for excellence that marks the difference between first prize and also ran, between good and great.

Closing Quotes:

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” — Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, First Things First, Principle Centered Leadership

“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” — Moliere, French playwright, 1622-1673

“The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch.” — C. Michael Armstrong, former AT&T chairman and CEO