Saturday, February 06, 2010

Tell Me What To Do

I think every pastor can relate to this post from Seth Godin:

If you've ever hired or managed or taught, you know the feeling.

People are just begging to be told what to do. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I think the biggest one is: "If you tell me what to do, the responsibility for the outcome is yours, not mine. I'm safe."

When asked. . . resist!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"If you tell me what to do, the responsibility for the outcome is yours, not mine. I'm safe."

When asked. . . resist!" Good post by Seth.

This is a ploy used by so many. Of course, if the outcome is great, the person gladly accepts the praise. They just want someone to blame if things go wrong. Being accountable for one's own decisions/actions/words is sadly lacking in many people's vocabulary.