This is tremendously good advice. I’ve been trying to change how I respond to compliments to be more gracious. It feels way better for both parties.
A tip for receiving compliments, specific to American business culture:— Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) September 20, 2018
“Thanks; that made my day.”
“Thanks; it is always great to know the work matters to people.”
are all probably better socially adjusted than deflecting compliments.
Just macro your favorite.