In a family, marriage, business, or sports we are better off if we understand how to function as part of a team. The responsibility for the success of anything is usually distributed among all of the participants. It may not always be spread equally based on seniority, position held, or ownership but still members do share in the outcomes.
In my career I like to think I was a team player much of the time, but in truth there were times when the risks were great and the ultimate responsibility was mine. In those instances I obtained feedback from all the various staff members and evaluated it before making a decision. Sometimes I disagreed with their feedback and explained that it would be my "neck on the line" so while I respected their opinions I had decided to