Low morale in teamwork, among other things, is due to a lack of responsibility. Whether it is by the group leader or one of its members, this lack of commitment creates a dishonest environment, where others do not want to work.
In general, we know that being responsible means we must do what is expected of us. Also, we must be committed to each of our actions and ultimately our decisions.
I invite you to see the importance of responsibility as a leader and how as a leader you can measure your level of responsibility and commitment to your teamwork.
A great lesson that we must learn is that every decision we make has a consequence. On a personal level, we learn it from a very early age; however, at a professional level, it can be the result of a process, even more so the result of individual character development.
Although at a professional level it is not easy to determine exactly when a leader is prepared to have a high level of commitment, what we can determine is that responsibility is a fundamental element for a leader who wants to achieve success.
One of the fundamental leadership lessons that we can learn from the famous American businessman Warren Buffett, known as the world’s most successful investor of the 20th century and who as of today has a net worth of more than $103 billion of dollars, is that of responsibility and commitment towards his investors and organization.
In the letters that Warren Buffett writes as chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway to his investors, he regularly explains, quite humbly, why he made mistakes and how they will be corrected. As recognized by many, this gesture of openly and publicly sharing your failures is a sign of true strength in a leader.
Creating a culture of responsibility requires specific strategies. Use the list below to examine your level of leadership and your ability to create this form of culture:
- Lead by example and not with words,
- Fulfill what is promised,
- Humbly accept mistakes,
- Face the consequences of your decisions,
- Do not blame others when things do not go well,
- Face mistakes by reflecting and taking action to correct them.
From personal experience, I know that when we talk about teamwork, the issue of responsibility requires more intentionality and specific training for teams. However, if we want to increase morale and productivity in our organizations, one of the best ways to achieve it, is not only by modeling responsibility but by delegating responsibility to team members.
If after evaluating your level of leadership you find that you have room for improvement in any of these areas, do not hesitate to contact us, we can help you improve your best investment towards success: your leadership.
Leading with responsibility and commitment has excellent results, not only individually, but especially in teamwork. You have probably observed that loyalty, respect, and trust are the results that surround a committed leader.
But, so are collaboration, productivity, and especially the creation of a culture of responsibility, which in business environments is a competitive advantage that really provides the results we want.
Question: How can you create a culture of responsibility?
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