Do you have an employee that ruins everything? Are they the bane of your business?
One of my former bosses had a blame-obsession with one employee. The issues in the culture, in his head, were her fault. Problems with the organization wouldn't be there if it wasn't for her. She was his mental scape-goat. He didn't get rid of her. I wonder if that's because he'd have to see it wasn't all her fault.
Your worst employee could very well be you. You sort of know this. If things aren’t going right, you know who it falls on. Though I thought that the employee in the above situation was not meant to be in the position they were in, having a boss near-obsess over an employee, without moving to change it, is detrimental to everyone. Ultimately, it is not the employee who was the worst employee, it was the boss, simply because they were in the position to change it and did not.
If you keep blaming someone for problems in your business, you'll be powerless to change it.
When you believe the problems are within someone else's control and not yours, it is impossible to improve it. But when you know they are within your control, you're able to improve your business.
It's easier for us to blame others than to own our business's issues. We're the game-changers. We're our own worst enemies. Recognize that if you have a worst employee then it is you who should move to change it. Whether that be working through issues with them, investing in them, finding them a more fitting role or letting them go in a humane way.
Leaving the situation as is and blaming them is not good for anyone.
It takes great strength to stop blaming and admit you’re not leading well in an area. But when you see that you are the one responsible, it is both humbling and empowering. If you think you have a worst employee, it is in your power to make it better. Refuse the blame game. You are responsible.