Like a loving mother that would starve to feed her young, life too will feed you if you are willing to eat. On the other hand, should you find yourself not hungry, give your plate to another, for then you become life.
I was recently in Charleston, SC and found it was every bit beautiful as I had been told. Like most cities, there are several faces of the city, even if you travel just a short distance. I find this same comparison in people. Some may look good on the outside, but more often than not, they too have another face.
Arguably, I am a humble guy. I prefer to encourage people and congratulate their successes. Don’t get that confused with credit. I am a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due. A Champion of the soon to be successful underdog.
In reality, There are those that ask for your “help”, and once provided, give little to no credit to those whom really do the work. Often times this occurs in the Supervisor/Supervised relationship. The unfortunate result is a moral destroying situation for the supervised.
The above scenario used to really drive me crazy. Pages and volumes of my research, making those in higher positions look good. Furthermore, the posturing that ensues is almost comical with no ex post facto benefit for those who actually have done the work. Unfortunately, this seems to be a common scenario regardless of where you have employment.
Most people do not need to be paraded around cubicle city upon their co-workers shoulders, yet some do. My point is, the simple act of giving credit where credit is due by a supervisor is sign of strength, not weakness.
When, not if, this happens to you, remember some advice the smartest guy I know told me. “We always win in the end.”
This ever happen to any of you? I can measure this in days and weeks for the most part. The thing is, learn from this as someday you will be the person who passes the plate, or throws it in the garbage. I encourage you to pass the plate and give everyone the best opportunity to succeed. Leaders eat last, my friends.
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