Celebrate Your Direct Report’s Accomplishments as Though They are Your Own

If you have children and have sat through one of their graduation ceremonies, you know the mixed feelings you experienced; a mix of joy, sadness, and pride – pride for the accomplishment of the graduate and pride for the contributions you’ve made to the graduate’s success.

You should feel the same pride for your direct report’s achievements.  If you continuously challenged your direct report to develop while providing resources and removing obstacles for their success, you should feel deep pleasure and satisfaction.  In fact, the resumes of leaders today will often include the development and accomplishments of their direct reports, as well as their own accomplishments.

Empower your direct reports to succeed and revel in their accomplishments.

 

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