We all want control. It’s a pretty simple drive for a lot of us in the human race. I want be in control of my destiny, my future, my health, my diet, my mindset and so on and so on. The problem I tend to see is that most of who want control are afraid to take responsibility. If you want to take leadership or control of a project in the IT world or any profession really you are also responsible for its success or failure. Control and responsibility are a package deal. Ultimately anything you control you are responsible for and if you don’t accept that responsibility you are not in control, period.
So next time you want to take charge you had best be prepared to be responsible, they are not mutually exclusive.