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Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.

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— Peter Drucker

…And how many of us, in our working life, have seen those in a position of power use it poorly or abuse it? How should we react? By being the best at what we do, pushing forward, not lamenting it, and…developing an exit strategy.

MSH, Penn Wealth

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I accept full responsibility for unethical sales practices (at Wells Fargo).


—Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, on his company’s illegal actions of opening hundreds of thousands of fake accounts for bank customers without their knowledge

After making the above proclamation, Stumpf went on to fire 5,300 salespeople, but did not fall on the sword himself.  Words mean nothing without action backing them up.  How easy is it for a politician or a business leader or a drunk driver, for that matter, to say they take responsibility for their actions, and then go on to do everything they can to avoid actually taking responsibility.

This country is in dire need of leadership.  Leadership at all levels: from the Oval Office to the chambers of congress to the boardroom to the family unit.  We lead by acting ethically in all situations, never blaming others for our missteps, making no excuses, and forging ahead in a positive, proactive manner.  By following these simple steps, we will bring our lives back into balance and begin moving forward on our spiritual journey.


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I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth

—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

Brown, Les

—Les Brown

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I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.  I am free, no matter what rules surround me.  If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.  I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

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–Robert A. Heinlein

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