While posting on EBA's LinkedIn group recently, I came across an article that was brilliant in its simplicity. Writer Jeff Haden shared 16 terms we should stop using to describe ourselves. Among them were cliches like "innovative" and "authority." What really struck me, though, was this: "Never take credit for things you are supposed to do - or supposed to be," Haden wrote.

It's human nature, and (I'm told) a particular trait of my generation, those of us who grew up expecting participation trophies for sports, to want credit for a job, well, done.

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