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Taking Credit When It Is Not Ours to Give

In his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith lists the 11th habit that will keep you from the top as claiming credit that we don’t deserve and as Marshall puts it “…adding injury that comes with overlooking recognition” (see last week’s blog). “We are not only depriving people of the credit they deserve, but we are hogging it for ourselves. It’s two crimes in one”.

This week I give you a process where you can reflect on if this is something you might be going. We don’t always know we are doing this, it can be something we are not aware of but can have devastating effects on the moral of your team if you are not, and if you don’t do something about it.

John K Whitehead & Associates coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence, and resiliency.

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