Are You Taking Responsibility For Your Results?

As a leader or manager, you probably appreciate that first and foremost you are assessed on the results that you deliver.

While this might seem unfair at times, if you expect to get the rewards you need to be willing to get results.

So the big question is, are you really taking responsibility for the results that you deliver?

Taking responsibility means different things to different people. Some of the signs that you are taking responsibility for the results you deliver include:

  1. You don’t look to justify your position

    Even the best leaders and managers struggle at times. At the same time, they don’t deny that they are not delivering or try to justify why they are not delivering.

  2. You don’t blame external factors

    In tougher economic times, it is easy to blame things like the economy for the failure to deliver results. Good leaders and managers, by contrast, focus on adapting to the circumstances.

  3. You don’t blame others on the team

    Blaming others on the team merely alienates you from the team. Don’t forget that your role is to get the best from others. That’s why you are a leader or manager.

  4. You take balanced risks and learn

    No successful leader or manager achieved anything without taking some risks. The key when taking any type of risk is to learn from the setbacks.

The Bottom Line: As a leader or manager, you need to take responsibility for achieving results.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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