It is easy to take credit for something. Taking the blame is another story. As a leader, whether it is in your household, in your business or among your peers, you will help bring success by taking responsibility even when it is not fully ours. The act of taking the blame causes us to look for solutions rather than passing the baton. Taking less credit keeps our successes from going to our head.
Either way, it's a win for you and those who follow you.