Call a spade a spade. People will respect your honesty and give you more responsibility because of it. If someone is bragging a bit too much, tell them not to be so pompous. And if someone is being too humble or shy about their achievements, convince them that they deserve more attention and praise and that they have to get out there and demand it. You can be an empowering force today if you choose to be. Don’t be afraid to throw your weight around.