We’ve all been there — your accomplishment, which you’ve spent months on, gets credited publicly to your superior. She just smiles and nods, taking all the credit and seeming to forget that she has a team behind her.
And then the moment a criticism is levied, the same leader immediately turns it toward her team, skirting any responsibility.
Having this reversed perspective on praise and criticism is the #1 way to undermine your credibility, destroy morale, and drive your team to start updating their resumes. After all, we know that people don’t leave jobs — they leave their boss.
Here’s the simple two-part rule for not being that kind of leader.