Another quote comes in from the sea: (from time to time, quotes are anonymously placed on my desk)
“Good leaders take at least a little more of their share of blame, and a lot less than their share of credit.”-Author unknown
Ownership of a problem is a must if a problem is to be solved. Problem identification is the easy part, finding one’s part of the problem to own and to work on is the hard part. I think a good leader must share in the blame, but he or she must find a way to show others their part in the problem and guide them to their part in the solution. The destination cannot be reached without teamwork (in a school the team consists of students, teachers, parents, and community) in both problem identification and solution. When the problem is solved the team should get all of the credit!