It seems that there are many people lined up to take the credit for producing something that has gone particularly well.
These same people are nowhere to be found if the effort hasn’t gone well.
Credit belongs to those that actually produce the valued outcomes of the effort.
Leaders are best served to accept the blame and learn better from it when things go wrong and share credit when things go well. It’s rarely about just the leader.
“These are the four abuses: desire to succeed in order to make oneself famous; taking credit for the labors of others; refusal to correct one’s errors despite advice; refusal to change one’s ideas despite warnings.” — Confucius —