Accountability in Action

75 years ago, General Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote the following letter in the event of a D-day failure.

“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

Leaders that are willing to take personal responsibility for organizational failures are easy to follow!