When you are a leader of any organization- a business, an institution or a family- there is nowhere to hide. Any attempt to hide is evidence that you are unworthy and unfit to lead and you should step down from your post at the very first available moment. If you don’t know that you are accountable for everything that happens on your watch you will never understand this core tenet of leadership:
It is fundamentally impossible to build or lead an organization that is not a clear reflection of the values and character of the leadership
Once you settle on a vision and a timeline for the organization you are leading, complete accountability is in full affect. And any real leader embraces that accountability every day and invites the stakeholders of his organization to challenge him to deliver. So whether you are leading today, will be leading one day or are holding a leader accountable, always keep this message in mind.