Tuesday, February 27, 2007

What is responsible leadership?

Responsibility is one of the more misunderstood and misapplied aspects of leadership.

Responsibility is about taking ownership and being accountable. However, it is not about taking responsibility for others (unless they are children) or being accountable to others - that is much more like management or administration.

Responsible leadership means taking responsibility for oneself, for one's own actions and behavior, and this requires that one is also accountable to oneself.

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