Chapter two


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 ...

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