The First Step to Becoming a True Leader

Taking full responsibility for everything happening in your world of influence is the prerequisite to becoming a true leader

Max Klein
Max Klein
Mar 9 · 6 min read
Photo by christian buehner on Unsplash

“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will — his personal responsibility.” - Einstein


In the end, as the leader, I was the one responsible for his mistake.

“The buck stops here.”

— A sign on the oval office desk of President Harry S. Truman declaring his personal responsibility.



“ Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”

- George Washington Carver


“The price of greatness is responsibility.” -Winston Churchill

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Leader. MBA. Marine Corps Veteran. Winemaker. Writer. Best of All, Family Man.

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