It is Christmas week!  When I was a child, we started celebrating this week as we were out of school and knew a lot of good things were about to happen.  I miss those childhood memories.  If you have been following along, we are up to strategy number 8 of the ten ways to creatively solve a problem.  This strategy is Take Complete Responsibility for Your Decision

Accept complete responsibility for implementing the decision. Many of the most creative ideas never materialize because no one is specifically assigned the responsibility for carrying out the decision.

As personal homework when something does go wrong to you find yourself automatically making excuses?  Just start paying attention.  This will help you in two ways.  One it makes you examine your decision through the eyes of others and two, you will get more respect.