When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.” — Lao Tzu.
Whether in sports, business, and politics the greatest of the leaders I encountered took the least credit. I don’t know if times have changed but it seems that is no longer the case. Business leaders give little credit to the men and women on the line. Star athletes constantly are pumping their chests and shouting, “Look what I did.” Politicians are the worst taking credit for things they have hardly touched or had a say so in.
I know these are “sweeping generalizations,” but humility has seemed to left the building these days. Maybe we need a lot more humility, and a lot less “taking credit.”