Once upon a time there was a young woman named Denise. She was just out of college, employed, and trying to figure her way around “corporate America”
She zoned in on two men. We shall call them Ronnie (her team lead) and Mike (a manager in the same organization). Very soon she noticed certain patterns.
Ronnie’s pattern was that every time “kudos” and “atta boys” came his way, he would redirect the light from him as a team lead to all the team members on the team that made that happen.
Mike’s pattern? Every time “kudos” and “atta boys/girls” came to any member of his team, he would jump in and redirect the attention to him somehow. Yes, every single time. He never missed an opportunity that I saw.
Question: Who would you rather work for? A black hole or a prism?
Question: What are you?