Work TRAITS

Sole Responsibility

This motivation is especially helpful for setting up satellite offices, creating new products, pioneering new regions and for being a sole founder of business.

What is Sole Responsibility?

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results. You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

When you have to work in a team, you prefer tasks to be divided and that every person knows exactly what they are responsible for.

You believe that people should be accountable for their work, appreciating the notion of hierarchies in the workplace, where higher levels have the responsibility over the work performed at lower levels.

Quick definition:

Your level of motivation for clearly defined and assigned roles, scope of tasks or areas that you
or others are solely accountable for at work.

When a team takes ownership of its problems, the problem gets solved. It is true on the battlefield, it is true in business, and it is true in life.

Jocko Willink

Leaders with high sole responsibility you may know

Fausil Farmer

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

Sabrina Scientist

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

Steve Artist

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

The benefits of high sole responsibility

Responsible

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

Flexible

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks

Organized

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

The blind spots of high sole responsibility

Responsible

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

Flexible

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks

Organized

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

How to improve sole responsibility

1. Do this first

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

2. Do this second

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

3. Do this third

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

4. Do this fourth

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

You're not motivated to share responsibility and when others involve themselves in your area without invitation, you can feel as though they are interfering.

Related motivational traits

Goal Orientation

Level of motivation for staying focused on business goals

Big Picture Thinking

Level of motivation for abstract thinking and communication

Proactiveness

Level of energy for starting and  'thinking on your feet'

Commercial Sense

Level of motivation for commercial awareness

Sole Responsibility

Level of motivation for clearly defined and assigned roles

Achievement

Level of motivation on achieving results, recognition and rewards

Related Guides

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It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

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It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

Responsible

It's important for you to have an area or scope of tasks that you have sole ownership and are solely accountable for the results.

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