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Talking to a Credit-Stealing Boss - Crucial Skills by VitalSmarts
What do I say to a boss who consistently steals credit for my work on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis? If a question comes from a client and she doesn't know the answer (which is often the case), she asks me to help her out. She then turns around and delivers my advice to the client as her own. She strenuously objects if I suggest that we call the client together—even more so if I contact the client—all in the name of "teamwork" of course. She also secures all of my suggestions for improvement of company processes and procedures and presents them to upper management as her own. I know all about "documenting" but I don't feel like I should have to do that. A good boss would freely give credit where credit is due, as I myself have consistently done throughout my career. By the way, the "clients" are all internal. I have been with the company for over ten years and she has been with the company for less than a year.