Here is a funny Dilbert comic about bragging.
I was watching a recent TV show (yep – “The Good wife” – Don’t make fun of me) and the following conversation about bragging caught me attention. It was a great thought about high performance in our workplace and other projects.
Cary and Robyn had just finished interviewing a new candidate for their law firm…
- Cary: “So…What did you think?”
- Robyn: “He’s a braggart”
- Cary: “Is that a bad thing?”
- Robyn: “I don’t know…do you want a braggart?”
- Cary: “If he’s got something to brag about…sure.”
- Robyn: “People who have something to brag about usually don’t brag.”
What a great quote!
Here is the key thought that came to mind: When I am talking about my projects, do I shape the conversation to make myself look better? If I am doing great work, I don’t need to brag about it. In fact, bragging erodes my own self confidence (which is the opposite of what its intended to do).
How about you?
Thanks for listening.