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“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” ~ Indira Gandhi
I love public acknowledgement of awesome accomplishments. But I’ve learned that I don’t need much of the credit to be happy with a successful outcome.
When someone gives you praise for a job well done, it’s classy to spotlight the accomplishments that helped make it happen. “Thanks! We’re lucky to have such a great team—Jan went above and beyond on those analyses, and Pat was our go-to person for top-notch design ideas.”
People figure out who gets this stuff done, and sharing the kudos around to all who contributed builds loyalty and respect. “Credit hogs” lose the loyalty and respect of their people.
There’s a bit of a contradiction here—we’re not supposed to be concerned with who gets the credit, but we need to give credit where credit is due. In the end, it comes down to prioritizing positive feedback for our team over our own ego. Don’t take your people for granted.