Trying to elevate yourself by putting others down doesn’t work; it only makes you look small.
There’s a reason for the saying “All boats rise with the tide.” Elevate others and you’ll discover something amazing: it elevates everyone, including you.
Want to look smart? Generous? Magnanimous? Publicly compliment someone else, share credit, elevate another. Stop looking for opportunities to “well, actually” and start looking for opportunities to grow yourself and others!
This shouldn’t be misconstrued to encourage flattery. Flattery is empty and self-serving; genuine appreciation is obvious and meaningful. Make your words mean something.
Blue skies and scalable systems…