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I don?t like to place blame. I?m not a big fan of finding fault. I am however a huge fan of assigning responsibility and holding people accountable for their actions and decisions.

For those of you who believe there is no difference between placing blame and assigning responsibility let me share with you what the difference actually is.

Assigning responsibility and accountability has to do with being answerable. It means your actions and their results will be measured objectively. Most people are willing to accept responsibility when they realize it comes with the opportunity to improve.

To place blame is not only to be held responsible but to find fault. Blame assumes there will be a penalty, whether implicit or tacit. When someone in a leadership role assigns blame their actions usually stop there. The ?blamed? individual awaits the punishment they are certain is coming their way.

Authentic Leaders will…

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