Responsible = Able to Create a Response

leadership responsibility Feb 16, 2022

The difference between taking responsibility and being responsible is important.

Taking responsibility implies that responsibility is outside of us. Separate from us. Something we can take in large or small amounts. 

“I take responsibility for my part.”

Being responsible, on the other hand, means that one is 100% responsible for how one perceives and responds to any situation. One always can choose what they think and how they interpret a situation. 

When Being Responsible is everyone’s responsibility, then team culture reaches its zenith.