“First rule of leadership: Everything is your fault.”
—Hopper, A Bug’s Life
Jocko Willink calls it “Extreme Ownership”.
Will Smith says “Not your fault, but it is your responsibility.”
You might not have caused the problem, but you need to resolve it.
“The Buck Stops Here” as the sign on President Truman’s desk proclaimed.
We didn’t do it, but we’ll fix it.
Now let’s correct the issue.