Big Basin State Park is home to the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco in the Santa Cruz Mountains. There are many trees over 1,000 years old. Next to the visitor center you notice the “Tree of Responsibility”; a reminder of the many people who have worked tirelessly to protect redwoods since 1901. The responsibility tree and it’s noble champions reminds me of people with the Gallup Strength of Responsibility. People with responsibility are filled with dedication and commitment. And, at times, it is a strength that needs a volume adjustment.
We all know the people with responsibility strength. They are hard wired with the values of loyalty and honor.When people with the responsibility strength say, “yes, I’ll get that done”, you can count on them. Their dedication to people, process, deadlines, and projects brings them great success in organizations. They are energized by the completion of tasks and stay true to their word of “you can count on me”. However, this is one of those strengths that the “volume” sometimes needs to be monitored by: individuals with the strength, fellow team members and managers.