Wednesday, July 16, 2008

#1 Pet Peeve at Work

Leaders who do not take accountability for their actions

I don’t care what your minion did, as their leader stand up for their actions, especially the ones you endorsed.

13 comments:

Christie said...

Been there, put up with that. I so don't miss the corporate world.

Jdid said...

true true. leaders should give the credit to their staff when the goings good and take the flack when the heats on.

minijonb said...

hey, they couldn't become a leader without throwing a few souls under the bus. it's the price they paid for selling out.

Mighty Afroditee said...

Or, you could be faced with a stoopid subordinate who does not have the sense that God gave a fly and messes up at every other inconceivable opportunity, who no leader in their right mind will support on any level because he is a moron!!

Ahem...sorry, I had to vent.

Stunner said...

I agree, if the boss gives the go ahead, he/she is responsible for the outcome... good or bad!

GC said...

take them out back and shoot them

SimplEnigma said...
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SimplEnigma said...

@Minijonb: Don't necessarily agree. Not everyone got to where they are by throwing someone under the bus.I don't think that's a trait of a manager...that's a personal trait that carried over into management. If you're a trifling person, you will likely be a trifling manager.

Mine's micromanaging. LOL

Abeni said...

If they endorsed it then they have to take the rap too. If the employee flew solo then you on your own

owen said...

heads gotta roll!

owen said...

heads gotta roll!

Leon said...

I totally agree. I respect a leader that takes the brunt of the blame rather than one that dodges it.

Bobby said...

as far i am concerned the decision becomes the leaders own the minutes he endorses and if i am his/her supervisor i would tell them a thing or two ...about leadership ... damnn wuss i say