“Your parents stay with you guys?” I asked one of our business partners over dinner. “No. we stay with my parents” he replied with pride. He was so proud to say that his parents shifted from middle east to spend time with his kids and he loves to say that he lives with his parents and not the other way round. His gratitude, affection and willingness to give credit to people who have made sacrifices to keep him happy and help him succeed was infectious.
There are so many occasions at the workplace and in our career when we need to give credit where it’s due. Sometimes we are too measured in our appreciation, in giving credit, all in the quest to be cool ourselves. One upmanship isn’t really needed as much!
Reach out to them today if you already haven’t! God bless!