Be a good leader by taking ownership of what goes wrong.

Remember, the leader is truly and ultimately responsible for everything. Taking ownership of your responsibilities will increase the trust and respect others have in you. It will also ensure that the problem gets resolved and that it will not happen again in the future, as by taking ownership, you will take the necessary steps to fix the situation. 


  1. Accept full responsibility for projects under your jurisdiction - even when they go wrong and it’s not directly your fault.
    Oftentimes when something in a project that you are in charge of goes wrong, it won’t be directly your fault. However, as a leader, it is your responsibility to ensure that nothing goes wrong. Accept this.
  2. Let your team know that it is your fault.
    Instead of letting someone else take the blame, let your team know that the mistake was your fault, as you are responsible for everything that happens in relation to the project.
  3. Analyze what led up to the mistake and develop a plan of action.
    Think carefully about what caused the mistake to happen, and what you could have done differently to prevent it. Use this as the basis to develop a new plan to achieve your targets.


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