The Competence (Figure 2.1):
A sustainably competent professional takes responsibility for his or her own work.
“I take full responsibility.” You can read this in the newspaper or hear it on TV. Usually, it means: “I quit my job.” You may be watching a politician or a football coach who is resigning.
People who say such a thing have a very limited view of responsibility. To express it even more strongly, it is actually a euphemism for transferring the responsibility to someone else.
In reality, responsibility, of course, is something totally different. Let’s say you have the ...