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As Part of Your Culture, Are You Owning Mistakes or Passing the Buck? Lessons from the Navy Seals

[fa icon="calendar"] October 21 / by Anthony Taylor

In this short video from Business Insider, The Navy Seals explain their approach to leadership and what separates a great leader who owns the problem and the solution, versus a leader who passes the buck to their staff and their bosses.

This way of thinking supports their culture of high performance and accountability.

What behaviours do you see from your team, and what behaviours do you see from yourself?

How would your team function and how would your organization function if everyone was humble to own their problems, and the culture of your organization supported people doing that?

Values are only one part of culture. Everyone in the organization needs to know what types of behaviour is desired, what types of behaviour is supported and rewarded, and what types of behaviours are modelled. Otherwise, leaders end up confusing your employees with mixed messages about how they should act and what they should do.

Be clear on what you expect in terms of behaviour and leadership, and make sure your actions and reward systems are in line with those expectations.


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Topics: use case, case study, culture

Anthony Taylor

Written by Anthony Taylor

Anthony Taylor is thought leader on strategy and leadership. He's a published author on the subject of entrepreneurship and strategy, Anthony can be found doing keynotes in both French and English. You can connect with him on Twitter @anthonyctaylor and have him work with your team on your strategy and organizational development.


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