A leaders should not take credit

25 Mar 2021

Accept Responsibility When Things Go Wrong

‘A leader should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong’ Simon Sinek.

This struck such a cord with me this morning. My last post when I was in the Air Force (many moons ago) was at Officers Training School, which holds the motto ‘Accept Responsibility’. It meant a lot to me then and framed how I tried to behave as an Officer and teach others, and it has framed my leadership business models, coaching, training and workshops at Institute of Management & Leadership Development.

Good leaders stay in the positive against the AIR/BLEEDS personal leadership model. They:

🔹 Hold to ACCOUNT

🔹 Create positive INTENTION


and they avoid as much as possible

❌ BLAMING others for their actions

❌ Being to LENIENT on poor behaviour

❌ EXONERATING and hiding from accountability

❌ Make EXCUSES for poor performance

❌ DEFEND or DEFLECT poor decisions

❌ Stay in SHAME rather than take action.

Personal leadership isn’t about perfection – it is about making conscious decisions that accepts responsibility for yourself, your team and your business.

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