A leader is applauded for his great initiative, and takes credit for that in all humility.
“It was teamwork.”
Sure, it was. But nobody knows the team who slogged to make it a success. They were not just implementers, but value-adders. An idea takes final shape only in the implementation, and nobody knows the variance from the original plan. It does not happen without team inputs.
They party for an evening, and go back to work, carrying their collective submerged identity with a little more pride.