Respect Tip: Give Credit Where Credit is Due

By | 2012-05-01T12:10:01+00:00 May 1st, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: |1 Comment

Have you ever had your boss steal your work and claim it as their own? I have and I can tell you it was one of the most disengaging experiences of my career.

The phrase “give credit where credit is due” is attributed to Samuel Adams in a letter he wrote in the late 18th century. But his sentiment is as strong today as it was then.

Every respectful leader knows how integral it is to give staff credit when good work is completed. Not only does it enhance the collaborative effort of the team but it strengthens the leader. A leader willing to demonstrate ethical behavior will likely be in higher favor than say, the leader, who steals your idea and takes the credit.

Which leader would you rather be?

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Melanie Sklarz
Melanie Sklarz was the the web content and social media coordinator as well as the lead blog writer for the website. She has a MA in Women’s Studies from the Ohio State University. For more information, visit

One Comment

  1. Michael Belk @workplace issues May 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I try to do this all the time. I have never really had a boss take credit for my work. I do like giving credit.

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