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#NotSoProfessional

My Boss Steals My Ideas And Takes Credit In Front Of His Boss. Though It Doesn’t Amount To Any Direct Loss To My Professional Reputation, I Still Feel Disturbed And Short Changed. How To Handle This?


Every new idea I present to my boss, in turn, gets presented as his. He takes credit in front of the super boss. I don’t feel good about it.

Nidhi Singh, Vice President, Autobei Consulting Group

Stealing credit by one's senior is a common practice in corporate world. 'Lets face it. It is the only option. Uninstall the feeling of getting hurt over situation. Just be vigilant over opportunities where your individual performance can always be in limelight to the "super boss". I wouldn't mind if you also go for fishing in the troubling water at times because this is what we all do and we know this we often do. Face the situation and double your efforts and productivity.

Manish Puri, Business Consultant & Coach

Confront him and very pleasantly say- “I am flattered that you are using my work. Just wanted to know, have you informed your boss about it or do you expect me to?” Do this in writing in your own language. But let him know.