There is the Old and Very Famous Legend/Proverb
presented here in its most complete variation of T. Rundgren:
"For want of a nail, the shoe was lost,
For want of a [horse]shoe, the horse was lost,
For want of a horse, the rider was lost,
For want of a rider, the message was lost,
For want of a message, the battle was lost,
For want of a battle, the war was lost,
For want of a war, the kingdom was lost,
For want of a nail, the world was lost
"The Want of a Nail"
- T. Rundgren, Warner Chappell N.A., Ltd., 1989
This is the participants' list:
manufacturers and sellers of defective parts (nails and horseshoes),
blacksmith, horse, rider/messenger, General of Army and the King (or Queen)
In this several centuries old story, the King had no chance to find out what's going on
before it was too late.
Nowadays, Business Leaders have a chance to detect that "something is going wrong" TIMELY and to fix it also TIMELY and without "shooting the messenger" or blacksmith. .