……..what I am doing is not taking responsibility for what ever it is that I am saying. – I’ll be there at 10ish – It will be warmish – It’s kinda close-ish If you live in southern California, you can … Continue reading
We learn so much from the news. The news helps us to form opinions and develop our ideas. The news has rules and they try to substantiate anything that they report with multiple sources. I’m not an expert, but I … Continue reading
There are other one word questions I can ask about the oil spill going on right now? I can ask all of these questions and direct them to BP, the government, and many other entities that won’t give me an answer.
It’s been going on for weeks. It’s a sad story. But of all the one word questions that I can direct to multiple entities, I have to stop and ask myself these 2 questions.
What? What is my perspective on this? What is my role in this? What should I take a stand for with this? How? How can I help? How can I teach through this? How can I connect to this as a human being?
What are you doing? How are you making this yours?
[As I prepare to write this, I cannot help but think about how I'm not sure I am going to convince many of you about this. In light of my last post, I find it ironic that I'm thinking things way, but we'll see what happens.]
A leader needs to always take responsibility for those that he leads – always. Now I understand that the every individual has to ultimately take responsibility for their individual actions, but I would like to think that as a leader, I am still responsible for their actions in leadership.
I heard of a story this weekend where a leader was blaming someone that worked for him for being irresponsible. The leader had a laundry list of offenses – that had gone unchecked. Then he wanted to blame one of his staff for his irresponsiblity – by not addressing the issues earlier. It doesn’t matter how true the accusations were. The individual working for the boss could have done all of those things the he was accusing him of doing, but the responsibility is still the leader’s. He didn’t address the issues. He should have been on top of it. If he was truly leading, then there wouldn’t be anything to address. He let things go and he needs to take responsibility for it.
When you as a leader find yourself yelling at someone that is working for you and/or following you – take responsibility for not leading well. Ultimately, you weren’t leading and now you’re yelling. Yelling at someone is not leading. It’s making yourself feel better. No one deserves that – especially since you were not leading.
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