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Accountability is a willingness or obligation to accept responsibility for or account for one's actions. One may question how efforts to build the team's strengths can be fostered by a becoming an individual who feels a growing acceptance that he or she is responsible for the results of the team. If the team is a success, the individual is a success. If the team flops, the individual also is accountable. Yet, even though the statement may seem counter-intuitive, it is nevertheless true. A strong team member builds increasing reliance upon the work of others. This is not a contradiction in terms. This paper gives few ways in which team building exercises develop a sense of accountability.