However way you put it, the position of LEADERSHIP is married to ACCOUNTABILITY. I'm saddened that many a bosses don't seem to get this fact. Any issue with your subordinates come back to you. You can't pass the buck to anyone else. YOU ARE ACCOUNTABLE!
Putting the blame on your subordinates is the stupidest thing a boss could do because it's as good as pointing the finger on yourself. Tsk! Tsk! The perfect way to lose the trust and respect of your people!