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Leading from the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactics for Women by Courtney Lynch, Angie Morgan

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CHAPTER 3

SEEK TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO PLACE BLAME

People don’t become leaders by staying beneath the radar and avoiding responsibility—they earn their position at the front of the pack by doing the exact opposite: taking responsibility. They aren’t afraid to say, “It was my fault,” if a problem was their doing, or even to bear the brunt of criticism in order to protect their team from the same treatment. Leaders are out in front, serving as role models, and are willing to assume responsibility for every success or failure that comes their way.

Leaders recognize that accepting responsibility for their actions and inactions is the first step in achieving success, but many of the people we speak to, especially women, are still ...

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