A captain is as good as his team, says MS Dhoni, Captain, Indian Cricket team. I do not agree. For me this statement reflects low confidence but not necessarily lack of ability. I am a big fan of MS Dhoni, though!
Now, this is not a surprise to many who follow sports where team work is essential to meet the desired goal. In a scenario where employees are needed to perform certain tasks and take actions, the onus lies on each individual. Each team member knows what is expected and how their performance impacts the big goal.
Yet, when the team fails, the knife-sharp critics dig deep into the flesh of the leader and make him bleed to satisfy the urge to hold him accountable. Sometimes leaders are asked to step down and sometimes the situations are manufactured to force them to step down. But, is it as simple as it looks?