Accept Your Superior’s Praise

Dartnell's Teamwork

Don’t be modest or try to belittle your efforts. Say a polite “Thank you”.

When your manager or other top executive notices your outstanding performance, don’t suggest otherwise or play down the compliment.

Why not? Falsely modest remarks like “I’m just doing my job” betray the hard work you’ve done, says Barbara Langham in Successful Meetings. A simple “thank you” is appropriate.

Moreover, saying “we all contributed to this success” will ring hollow if you don’t mean it. If[…]


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