Blame & Credit
“If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” – Bear Bryant
In January, we blogged Take the Blame to Make a Name in which we explore the idea of taking blame and giving credit as a way to advance your career.
This week I spotted an excellent article on this same topic by Ben Dattner, who has written a book on this topic called “The Blame Game”. The article is called Don’t Try To Game Credit And Blame (others may think you’re lame). Dattner has great insights on self-handicapping, sandbagging, and why blame occurs in the workplace.
In the end, blamers lose.