Leaders allow followers to innovate, take responsibility, be creative and make mistakes. Above all, they give credit where credit’s due. In fact, a great leader never takes credit!
“The goal is to inspire those who work for you to set the pace and the agenda. That’s why when people ask me for the plan, I pick up a mirror and say, don’t look at me – look to yourselves and the team.”
~ Mort Myerson
Those people who most quickly gain trust, inspire loyalty and generate an atmosphere of excitement in an organisation are those that pass on the credit to the people who’ve really done the work.
In the past week, who have you given the credit to?
Delegate responsibility for the future and give credit where it’s due.