Tag: blame

Raise Your Hand. Take Blame. Fast!


The difference? The difference was between an OK bonus that the senior manager would receive and the really nice bonus  they wouldn’t receive was one word: responsibility. The recipient, my client explained, shirked from responsibility. When something went wrong, it was usually someone else’s fault. When it came time to put a stake in the ground, they […]

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HP’s CEO Meg Whitman: Next Blame Santa?

English: Santa Claus with a little girl Espera...

If the choice is to take a fall for something you didn’t do, or credit your predecessor who did the deed, even my advice would be to do the latter. There is no glory in taking a hit you don’t deserve. Anyone in a senior role, as I noted to a client this week, will […]

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