Always share the limelight with others. It helps you expand your coalition, which is full of leaders, worker bees, cheerleaders and hangers-on.
Winning is everything, provided you act in good faith and with integrity, but you have a choice to make.
You can occasionally make a withdrawal of credit for a given victory, or you can double down and put that momentum in the bank, to earn interest and advance the cause over time?
Always choose the latter.
Take praise in stride and, outside of saying “thanks for your kind words,” look for ways to share the credit and fold forward the energy toward the ultimate goal. Let every smaller win within win “earn interest,” empower another actor, or animate another ally.
Let it all serve the wider win… the ultimate overarching win that set you all in motion from the beginning.