No senior leader got to the top without some power play involved. Knowing who to talk to when, and deftly navigate personalities, has as much a part to play in your success as talent and hard work.
And yet, “politics” is considered such a dirty word.
It’s seen as sneaky, but it doesn’t have to be. And whether you like it or not, politics are important in any office culture.
(out of context-- why giving credit to yourself is important------- If you want to be a leader, you have to act like one. Constantly downplaying your contributions shows you are reactive, not proactive. Always give credit where it’s due, and this includes crediting yourself too.