W.I.N. Wednesday: What piece of this do I own?
As a manager or leader what percentage of the responsibility do you have to adapt to Generation Y employees coming into your organization?
As a Generation Y employee coming into an organization what percentage of responsibility do you have to adapt to your peers and bosses who are Gen X or Baby Boomers?
What percentage of responsibility do you have as a trainer or teacher for the learning that takes place in a training room or classroom?
As a student or participant in a training program what percentage of responsibility do you have regarding your learning?
What percentage of responsibilities do police agencies have to develop and maintain effective relationships with the communities their police?
What percentage of responsibility does the community have to ensure they have an effective relationship with their police agency?
The answer to all these questions is the same - 100%.
Now you may be asking, “How can that be? How can everyone have 100% responsibility?”
The only way any of us will get out of the blame game, stop pointing fingers and start making progress is if everyone takes 100% responsibility.
As long as you think the other part owns part of the problem you will be inclined to point the finger of blame and say, “I did my part. They just didn’t hold up their end of things.”
In his leadership classes Bill Westfall challenges leaders to ask themselves, “What piece of this do I own.” My response is All of It.
In his book The Success Principles Jack Canfield’s very first principle is Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life.
The philosophy of 100% responsibility is simple, but it is not easy. Simple is lack of complexity and Easy is lack of effort.
What’s Important Now? – Accept that you do not control other people. You only control yourself. Take 100% responsibility.
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