Challenges usually arise when something goes wrong or at least not the way we want. At that moment, we decide to either take responsibility or cast blame.
Casting blame on others seems to justify our own actions as acceptable and right. Yet, such is not the case.
Leaders must realize that people are not objects to be used to advance their own agendas. They conduct themselves with a greater self-examination and take responsibility for their own thoughts, words, and actions.
An honest look inward is a prerequisite to a values-based leadership that demonstrates the kind of character God wants in us as leaders.