Who Gets the Credit?
An important principle for inspiring people is to “give credit where credit is due.” Although that is easy to say, in practice many people find they seem to lose a small piece of their souls when they put others in the spotlight.
When Harry asked for the opportunity to rework a section of our high-performance department, it felt that I was giving away a member of the family. That was my sacred responsibility and the mere thought that anyone else might invade my turf really was a struggle. But his eagerness to try it, and my having to admit the area needed an update and attention, got him a green light.
On a 3 × 5 card, record this core principle for inspiring people: “There is no limit to what people can ...