During our last workshop with a group of managers (some of whom are part of our little email family, so if they read these things they may get a kick out of this), I brought up the idea of having to take all the blame and pass off all the praise. It garnered a sort of visceral reaction. I was okay with that. This is why:
Let’s remember another time in 4th grade when I was small and would cry a lot because I was timid and we had field day and I was very sad about that and we had to shoot basketballs and I could not make a basket so another kid from my class was on my team and he told me he would shoot for us both so every basket he made he said “Good job Anna!” and every basket he missed he said “Aw darn I missed” that kid was a good kid I hope he’s doing good
That was a story Katie’s cousin shared on The Gram. She’s in her mid-20s, so that was probably fifteen years ago. Just like Beth’s story about Christopher Walken, Anna still remembers.