Taking Credit

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.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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