Take Blame, Give Credit

Too often, when something goes well, everyone wants the credit. Then, when things go wrong, no one will take responsibility for the blame.

The good leader does the exact opposite. When things are going well, they give everyone else the credit. The good leader knows that giving others the credit will make them feel better and ultimately, that will usually result in even more good work.

When things are going poorly, rather than blaming the others, they take the responsibility (because ultimately, as was discussed in the previous post, the leader is responsible). By doing this, the people they are leading know their leader has their back.

The funny thing is that the people who take credit and give blame are usually found out sooner than later. The people who take blame and give credit are the ones who succeed in the long run

Take blame, give credit and good things will happen.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

2 Responses to “Take Blame, Give Credit”

  1. Too often we only think about our immediate circumstances, which creates the propensity for one to want credit and avoid responsibility when things go awry. By focusing on the long-term, one begins to realize the importance of integrity. However, this is sometimes easier said than done, and though we may not always live up to such standards, we can certainly strive toward them.

    p.s. ~ Lawrence, I receive your updates via Twitter, and commend your blogging efforts.

  2. Wow, integrity is such a big part of it. I wish I had built this into my article

    Thanks

    Lawrence

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