Leadership Essentials: Assuming Responsibility
Being a leader, you are no longer responsible solely for your own outcomes and results. You are also responsible for what your team or department accomplishes and for ensuring that the people within it are doing the right things, in the right way. It is no excuse to say that you did not know what was going on, or that you were not personally involved; you are responsible, and the buck stops with you.
‘Leadership Essentials: Assuming Responsibility’ provides an overview of why assuming responsibility is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how you must take responsibility to become a better leader.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at aspects of assuming responsibility in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
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"Management has no power. Management has only responsibility."
"Authority is the right of subordinates to take action or make decisions that the manager would otherwise have done"
Laurie J. Mullins (2007)