William Liao

July 30, 2021

Ownership

Ownership is when you say that’s my problem and commit to to overseeing all of the activity that needs to happen to address it. 

Ownership is when you accept responsibility over the outcome. 

Ownership is when you do not default to converting problems into excuses or, worse, into other people’s problems. 

Ownership is when you continue to track the ball even after you pass it. 

The success rate of forwarding, delegation and finger-pointing is very low. 

The success rate of ownership is very high. 

To assume ownership is to have compassion and respect for the stake that colleagues and partners have in the matter. 

Ownership requires significant resources and isn’t something to be deployed on a whim — it should only be reserved for the highest of priorities. 

For matters that are vital to you, your team, your organization — ask yourself: do I or someone clearly own them? 

If yes, then the probability of resolution and progress will be high.