Personal responsibility is one of the cornerstones to real leadership, if you define leadership as the ability to gain willing followers to a given course of action.

I believe the current global crisis of leadership can be traced back to an inability to accept personal responsibility. “Faux” leaders around the globe parse their words in such a way that blame is deflected.

Those who apologize by saying “IF I offended anyone…” have already absolved themselves from any responsibility for the transgression. In effect they have said, “the fact that you are offended is your own fault.”

What about those who blame some childhood trauma for their aberrant behavior as an adult?

We have become a society looking for someone to blame and thereby relieve ourselves of any responsibility – unless the outcome was good and then we become the sole reason the sun came up today.

Patrick T. Malone
Blairsville, GA 30512
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