It's important for leaders and organization managers who are trying to shape their cultures in a way to improve performance and creativity, to keep blaming others to a minimum. If you're a leader, don't blame other people, at least not publicly. Blaming others sabotages relationships. Scolding your team is a poor way of dealing with the problem and does nothing to actually remedy the situation. As a result, it can end up making your team feel like they can??t go to you when a problem arises, potentially leading to bigger problems. You might want to offer praise in public, but if you have to blame someone, do it in private. GOOD LEADER DOESN??T: -> blame -> make people feel guilty -> humiliate colleagues, especially in front of others GOOD LEADERS: -> take responsibility -> nurture the people they work with -> help rectify mistakes -> admit when they??ve got it wrong -> accept that the buck stops with them As a leader, it is essential that you understand the impact of blame. Every once in a while, our teams will run into a mistake or two. For the most part, these mistakes are easy to manage and take care of, but when it comes to stating who is to blame, it??s easy to get into trouble. Removing fear and establishing a take-responsibility culture begins with the leaders: -> IT CREATES TRUST, fostering stronger bonds among team members that will result on higher performance. -> YOUR TEAM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY; whatever your team does should ultimately fall on you. You advise your team on most of the decisions they make, so it should probably go without saying that when they make a mistake, you may be just as guilty as they are. -> YOU ARE THE BRAND REPRESENTATIVE, the way you handle your employees has a direct impact on your business ROI. When employees understand their leaders are on their side and want them to win, they become confident and better at their job. I always said, ???If there is a blame to be had, great leaders take it on. If there is a credit to be given, they give it away to others.?? How do you create an excuse-free company culture?