What is moral responsiblity?
In philosophy, moral responsibility is the status of morally deserving praise, blame, reward, or punishment for an act or omission performed or neglected in accordance with one’s moral obligations. Deciding what (if anything) counts as “morally obligatory” is a principal concern of ethics.
Philosophers refer to people who have moral responsibility for an action as moral agents. Agents have the capability to reflect upon their situation, to form intentions about how they will act, and then to carry out that action. The notion of free will has become an important issue in the debate on whether individuals are ever morally responsible for their actions and, if so, in what sense. Incompatibilists regard determinism as at odds with free will, whereas compatibilists think the two can coexist.
Moral responsibility does not necessarily equate to legal responsibility. A person is legally responsible for an event when a legal system is liable to penalise that person for that event. Although it may often be the case that when a person is morally responsible for an act, they are also legally responsible for it, the two states do not always coincide.
How to be morally responsible as a leader?
To be morally responsible you must be able to own everything that has happened in your past that got you to your prevailing condition. In doing so, you will be able to recognize the problems that stopped you from being where you wanted to be. It can also help you identify how you can change a few things to start heading in the right direction,
Own everything that is happening in the current time and understand how you can change a few things in yourself or in what you are doing currently to push you to the next level and start moving forward.
Never blame others for what has happened to you or what you have done wrong.
Using circumstances to protect yourself is being weak spiritually and will not get you anywhere in life. You must be able to take responsibility and own everything that happens in your life that has to do with you and make it better or take it to where and how you want it to be.
Accept responsibility in your life with everything and anything for you to move on. Accept the wrong things and the things that you never wanted to happen and the things that are not going your way and change them in a way that you are in control no matter what because as humans we can make anything in our control go the way we want it to go especially our lives.
Take action today because this is the first decision towards a successful leadership through peculiar development. Stay tuned for the second decision coming out soon.