Leadership and Accountability

Philippines
December 9, 2012 10:35pm CST
However way you put it, the position of LEADERSHIP will always be married to ACCOUNTABILITY. I'm saddened that many bosses don't get this fact. Any issue with your subordinate comes back to you. You can't pass the buck to anyone else---as a leader, you are accountable! A boss who puts the blame on his subordinate is as good as pointing the finger to yourself. Tsk! Tsk! This is the perfect way of losing the the trust and respect of your people! Do you know of anyone like this?
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@al1979ex (125)
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
my past bosses are somewhat like this. they lead and when sudden bad things arises, they get back on you and blame on ya. that's right,no accountability. he'll say, it's your damn responsibility. like, you processed the documents, you gave it to him for his approval, and when something came up, you are to be blamed of the mess.
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
i gather you did not have a good relationship with your boss to start with. i had a similar experience with a former boss before. he did not show any care to any of us his subordinates at the get go and so we did not show anything back. actually, he was a freeloader of sorts---he would take credit for the good we do and then wash his hands for the mistakes.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Dec 12
Accountability in fact has a lot to do with skill in the execution of jobs and assignments .Once e are concerned by wages and salaries gained ,work would turn out to be fruitful and less laborious.
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
:)
• China
11 Dec 12
Actually almost all my former boss just like your description exactly,so I believe that those boss will not get more achievement.Your opinion is right definitely,the more right you get,the more obligation you should take.
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
i have had my share of bosses and i'm truly fortunate to have been under good ones. well, except for this one who was really one lazy SOB! no direction. no coaching. he was just...there. he goes in and out of work without even updating us on what has been going on. we're left in the dark and when something is amiss he would find someone else to put the blame on. such a jerk! unfortunately, we cannot really choose our boss. we go where we are needed---like marines.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
in the military, they have what they call the "command responsibility". and thing that even the lowest ranking personnel does is reflected back to the image of his/her superior. that is also applied in any organization. i agree to what you said that leadership entails accountability. being a leader means standing for your team. so whatever happens, be it good or bad, is the responsibility of the leader. i see other people like this. not only leaders in a n organization but also mothers and fathers who condemn their children for doing something wrong, not thinking that it is THEM who should be blamed for not guiding their kids for dong what is right or what is not. oh, and welcome to mylot ccmacarayan!
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
thanks for the welcome murkie and for your added inputs! :)