The hardest position to play in football is quarterback. You have to be an excellent athlete, of course, but also have the intelligence to learn complicated playbooks, manage the clock and show leadership to your team mates.
To be a corporate Monday-morning quarterback, you have to exhibit exactly ZERO of those qualities. It’s the easiest position in the world to play, and get paid for!
So how’s your Monday going? Are you out there today building something new for your customers? Or improving the ability of your team members to get things done?
Or are you holding “after action” meetings for activities in which you did not participate, plan or were responsible for? I’m sure a lot of things happened over the weekend that your operations and technical people had to deal with. They know what went wrong and how to correct it. They’ve got it. Your presence and opinion, although interesting to you, is irrelevant.
Cancel the “fact-finding” and blame missions today. Choose to create, win and lead instead.