When they had the earthquake in San Francisco
Back in nineteen-six
They said that Mother Nature
Was up to her old tricks
That’s the story that went around
But here’s the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
Gilda Mundson (singing on 1946 film Gilda)
A leader is eager to let team members make their own bets.
A leader is willing to accept the blame when some of the bets go wrong.
If you want the team to grow, you need both sides of the equation.
So be always ready to sing the song.
- Learning to take responsibility when things go wrong. “But if we instead take responsibility […], we have a much better opportunity to minimize the chances of bad things happening to us in the future”.
- Quote on criticism and blame. “You can blame people who knock things over in the dark or you can begin to light candles”.