A quote from a deleted scene from the movie Hidden Figures.
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
One a famous explorer and one a Sherpa guide.
And no one knows to this day who first stepped onto the highest peak on Earth above sea level, Mount Everest.
Neither ever said.
What could we accomplish if who received the credit was not a factor?
Who could we empower if we wished the best for others before ourselves?
We often acknowledge placing the “we before me” is the correct answer.
We know what to say and how to say it.
Yet, it is difficult nonetheless.
Someone said to me recently, “A true leader gives all the credit to the team when things go well, and shares the responsibility when it does not.”
This thought process goes against what we often see in leaders, global, religious, business, etc.
Who has the most and who got there first should not be the issue.
Who helped you get there at all should be your approach to shared success.