I joined a company about 6 months ago where they had specifically created a new position for me based on my skills (technical software). I was hired to resurrect a moribund project (decade old) and to breathe new life into it. In those 6 months I've managed to do this and get some new releases out to customers with new customers interested.
Though I'm happy to joke around in the office and be self deprecating/humble brag in conversations with peers/colleagues, I'm not so sure how to respond to words of praise from C levels (and all the way down to my manager) who are happy with my performance. Being a computer person I'm not very au fait with people/company politics.
So basically I want to ensure I bank political capital in a way that is both beneficial for my career but also not raise false expectations. Being new to the company I've not had a performance review yet and I would like to use this advice to assist me in getting the best out of that when it happens.
This is based in Britain but with a US company.