Great businesses are built on teams that take full ownership of individual responsibilities. Too many businesses let people slide by partially doing things, and accepting excuses for delays and mistakes that could have been avoided.

A culture of accountability is one of the most valuable institutional habits that your business can form, and for better or worse, it starts with you. If you don’t move heaven and earth to honor your word and meet all your commitments, your team will learn that they don’t have to either.

Here are seven time-tested tips from David Hinkel in the Huffpost outlining your role in creating accountability in your company.