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Effective Leadership Tools – Passing the Buck Ain’t One of Them!

December 22, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

We’ve all been guilty of it from time to time; shirking responsibility when things go wrong. It’s a defense mechanism learned early in life, as a way to prevent “getting in trouble” for bad decisions, bad actions or the bad results of our actions. Of course, it’s also extremely immature, and responsible adults – and effective leaders – abandon the practice of passing the buck early on. After all, if you refuse to accept responsibility for poor outcomes, how can you justify receiving praise for good ones? Instead of passing the buck, be the place where the buck stops. How do we come to learn that WE are the problem? Too often we convince ourselves that poor performance is the […]

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