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Taking responsibility – the mark of true leadership

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In the wake of questionable behaviours among some high profile sports people lately it’s reasonable to examine the place of personal responsibility. Taking responsibility for your behaviour is the mark of true leadership. However shirking responsibility or shifting blame to others is a national sport in many western countries. It’s not my fault “It’s not my fault” can be heard in court rooms, political rallies and in sporting tribunals everywhere as blame for a transgression is shifted away from the individual and placed on a scapegoat. It’s little wonder than some children are experts at shirking personal responsibility. Lack of personal responsibility is shown when children find excuses or blame others for their misbehaviour. It’s shown when siblings are blamed for starting fights, parents for children’s school lateness and c...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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