Managers and advocates

A friend shared a note about a former manager – “The best thing about him was that I never had to advocate for my work. He went out of his way to make sure my work was elevated and that I got the credit and recognition for it.”

That is a powerful testimonial.

The interesting thing about this note is that this needn’t be about managers at all.

For example, it made me reflect about the folks we work with cross-functionally. Do we go out of our way to make sure they get the credit and recognition for their work?

If not, what would it take for us to change that?