Taking credit for other people’s work
– Leaders can easily fall into the habit of taking credit for work of their team members. Because it is work produced by their team, the leader rationalizes that it’s OK to take credit for it personally.
Trustworthy leaders do the opposite. They call out the good performance of team members and credit those individuals for doing the work. Taking credit for the work of others is another form of plagiarizing.
It sends the message to your team members that you don’t value their work and it’s more important for your ego to get credit than giving it to someone else.