Article Title: Opinion | Credit hoggers only get smaller in stature
This article makes the main point that credit hoggers only get smaller in stature and that sharing the credit makes you a respected rival, and a trusted colleague. The article starts with the example of what happened in the movie The Wife. The purpose is to highlight an incidence of credit hogging. The author mentions that credit theft is a tricky beast, and one that flourishes in the modern workplace. We all have been at times been the person who stole credit and sometimes been the person from whom credit has been stolen. That’s why we must always take the trouble to ask, when a great idea is presented to us, as to who actually came up with it.
The author suggests that credit theft is on a par with embezzlement or sexual harassment at the workplace and should be investigated as much seriousness and these issues are. This needs to be done because it is not taken seriously at present. Finally the author concludes that, sharing the credit never makes anybody smaller. In fact it makes you a bigger person, a loved boss, a respected rival and a trusted colleague. The more you hog of it, the smaller you get.
Words to learn from this Article:
Stature: importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement.
Blatant: done openly and unashamedly.
Embezzlement: theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust.
Zealously: with great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or objective.
Blasé: unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before.
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