What does accountability mean?

Accountability means the people reporting to you have some level of control or judgement over what happens after delivering/failing to deliver the results you were tasked with.

To be accountable means to be subordinate. For example, a company owner may still be accountable to his customers. A mayor is still accountable to his citizens, as is a governor, and as is a President.

I’m seeing so much unaccountability in the world right now. We have a sever shortage of accountability, and the demand for it is possibly at an all-time high.

Who are you accountable to, and are you living up to it?