Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.
Leadership involves responsibility. The higher one goes in leadership, the greater the responsibility. Others have said, the greater the responsibility, the fewer the rights.
We could say we live in a culture where taking responsibility is not an acceptable practice. We could also say we live in a culture where the common practice involves blaming others.
The problem is not cultural. This practice has been in place since the beginning of creation. When questioned by God about eating from the tree He had forbidden, Adam blamed Eve (and God for the woman He gave). Eve blamed the serpent. We have not changed much as people in the twenty-first century.
Leadership seeks responsibility and takes responsibility for their actions.
It is an interesting and powerful thought: leaders give credit to the team when there is victory, but take full responsibility in defeat.
Rarely do we find such integrity in leadership. Yet, when we, as leaders, seek responsibility and take responsibility for our actions our influence grows. The result? People will follow!