Leaders are the people that lead us, right?
I mean, by definition.
People follow a driven and humble leader after they buy into the overall mission.
In this, there is no leader that leads by making excuses.
Plenty of “bosses” make excuse after excuse.
But nobody leads us and inspires us by blaming other people, or circumstances, at every setback.
What do leaders do to win?
They own responsibility for everything: I mean everything.
Who wouldn’t want to follow someone like that?
“On any team, in any organization, all responsibility for success and failure rests with the leader. The leader must own everything in his or her world. There is no one else to blame. The leader must acknowledge mistakes and admit failures, take ownership of them, and develop a plan to win. The best leaders don’t just take responsibility for their job. They take Extreme Ownership of everything that impacts their mission.”
–Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Extreme Ownership