Principle #2 Leaders Take Responsibility
What are some things I am responsible for? Myself, My family, church leaders. If you put a leader in place then you take responsibility for everything that person does: The good, the bad, the stupid things they say, the brilliant idea, everything. If you are the leader, then everything that happens in the organization sooner or later comes back to you. This is why it is so important to hire people slowly, and remove people quickly. This is why a culture of taking responsibility is so critical. You have to train leaders to do the same thing. Blaming someone for something that happened under your watch makes you look rather ridiculous and creates a toxic culture. Everyone starts to look over their shoulder and trust will elude the team.
Everything comes back to me. Either I hired the wrong person, didn’t coach and help them enough, or gave them too much responsibility too soon. When a character issue arises, it is always up to the leader to help the person deal with it in an effective way.
So you want to be a leader? Take responsibility.