30 Career Management tips — Give Credit to Others

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Sep 05

This month, I’m providing a career management tip-a-day (along with other posts) to help you trigger your own career management activities.

Today’s tip: Give credit to others.

In most organizations, we work in teams. Each person on the team has specific roles and specific deliverables.

But too often, we have team members who do little and take all the credit.

We’ve all seen these people. None of them endear themselves to the rest of their coworkers. In the end, it kills their personal brand, no matter how cool what they say sounds like to others. They steal the credit for the work being done — and burn all of their bridges with others who need to work with them on teams.

But people can win by giving credit where credit is due. It’s simple: praise the person who gave you help, delivered on time, and helped the team meet their goal. And mean it.

Build your trust with others by doing the right thing: giving credit where credit is due.

Hat tip to the Employment and Jobs blog that discussed this about management. It applies to teams as well.

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About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.

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