Super Bowl Media Day Sun Life stadium - Peyton Manning Colts Quarterback

Super Bowl Media Day Sun Life stadium - Peyton Manning Colts Quarterback by Anthony Quintano

I was talking yesterday about career advice and realized afterwards that I never talked about giving credit to others. It’s a key part of leadership and your own career advancement.

When I think of giving credit, I think of how a seasoned quarterback gives a press conference after a game. If the team lost, the quarterback takes the blame for his bad throws and poor timing. But, if they win, a good quarterback follow this standard script:

The O-line gave me time.
The running back opened up the passing game.
The receivers made great catches.
And, the defense kept us in the game.

It’s a great way to handle credit and blame. It’s a technique that every leader, even our QB here in Washington, needs learn and practice.