Our ruling elite, bureaucrats and technocrats are notorious for running away from accountability
ISLAMABAD: We have become a nation of dodgers. A nation that dodges paying high prices for meat by offering and eating donkeys can go to any extent in dodging responsibility in other areas as well. Our ruling elite, bureaucrats and technocrats are notorious for running away from accountability despite committing recurrent miscarriages of justice and massive blunders. Our businessmen, butchers and the common man do it too.
It is an undeniable truth that dodging accountability can be incredibly damaging. A person who refuses to say, “The buck stops here” really isn’t a leader at all. Being a leader requires being confident enough in your own decisions and those of your team to own them when they fail. The very best leaders take the blame for any mistakes committed as well as sharing credit for all their good decisions with their team members. Unfortunately, this does not happen in our morally bankrupt and accountability-averse society.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2015.
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