The First Law of Consulting @donaldegray

“If something good happens [at your client], take credit.” – Don Gray

Author: peter

Peter Saddington is an Organizational Scientist and Certified Scrum Trainer. You can find him at

1 thought on “The First Law of Consulting @donaldegray”

  1. Nice idea.
    When influencing a complex environment I’d take credit (and responsibility) for anything only if
    A) we have a reasonable conceptualisation how my actions/presence could have the observed impact with a significant probability and
    B) we have predicted the impact (or something very similar).
    Otherwise, we might just have been lucky.
    As Siraj phrased it in his Lean Influencer’s mantra:
    “in God we trust, everyone else please bring data.”
    (he might have quoted somebody else, I don’t remember)
    The fact they pay a lot of money for our presence biases our clients to believe we make a difference. Let’s be careful, and honest:-)

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