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This is one advise from Drucker which I believe should be the modern day corporate employee’s mantra. I couldn’t think of anything to add.
The responsible worker has a personal commitment to getting results.
But there also is the task of building and leading organizations in which every person sees himself/herself as a “manager” and accepts the full burden of what is basically managerial responsibility: responsibility for his/her own job and work group, for his/her contribution to the performance and results of the entire organization, and for the social tasks of the work community.
Responsibility, therefore, is both external and internal. Externally it implies accountability to some person or body and accountability for specific performance. Internally it implies commitment. The Responsible Worker is a worker who not only is accountable for specific results but also has authority to do whatever is necessary to produce these results and, finally, is committed to these results as a personal achievement.
Action Point: Are you personally committed to getting results at work, or are you just going through the motions? Do you lack the authority to produce results? Either get it, or look for another job.
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