Authority Requires Accountability
A great teammate understands that when they have the authority to make a decision on a team, they will ultimately be held accountable for the ramifications of that decision by the team. I am often surprised that the same people that demand the freedom to choose are surprised to be held accountable by their team for their choices. When freedom and empowerment become the purpose of decision making, the team goal ultimately suffers. A great teammate understands what is at stake and chooses wisely for the right reasons.