Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What to do when your BOSS taking away your credit?

What to do when your BOSS taking away your credit?

People leave Bad Bosses not the Organization.
What my BOSS supposed to do?
All Boss has roles and responsibility to play in the organization, if he/she delegates the entire work to you and you performed all the work extremely high quality and at the end of the day your BOSS takes the entire credit that is when we need to read below topic…!

The fact of the matter may be that you are fantastic. But the boss is sucking off your accomplishments by always emphasizing how much you need his or her help.
Under the Little League boss, you are not allowed to grow up. And if you do decide to leave the nest—no matter what you’ve done for him or her—you are, of course, an ingrate.

But it is just as likely that if you don’t leave on your own, you will ultimately be thrown out. Inevitably, as you gain experience, you will start questioning Mom or Dad’s judgment too much! Since this type of boss cannot bear the loss of authority, you become too expensive, psychically, to keep.

The truth is, there are no families in organizational life. And if your boss is the type who says, “We’re family,” skepticism is the only intelligent reaction.

In his 1984 autobiography Iacocca, Lee Iacocca’s portrait of Ford chairman Henry Ford II offers another example of a one-way user. Iacocca points out that Ford fired him after two of the best years in the company’s history—and not without
trying hard to ruin Iacocca’s reputation first.

Why this treatment of someone who had made Ford a great deal of money and earned the company a lot of acclaim?

Iacocca suggests that Ford’s vanity was a key factor. Iacocca believed that he was getting too much applause in arenas that Ford wanted to keep for himself— Europe and Wall Street.

Iacocca recalls one meeting with Wall Street analysts and bankers in particular. According to Iacocca, Ford was tipsy, stood up, and “actually started to babble about how the company was unraveling.” Iacocca took the floor after him in order to save face for the organization—an act, he says, that “may have been the beginning of the end for me.” The next day, Ford dressed Iacocca down for “talking to too many people outside”

Few BOSSES because of their selfish nature they will go out of their way to minimize your work and deny you the recognition you deserve, because they want to keep all the credit for themselves. If a boss like this has his or her way, your  achievements will be a well-kept secret. Your efforts will do nothing at all to enhance your brand.
 your ideas. All bosses will use you. The question is whether you are smart enough to use them to build a great reputation. In their eyes, you are primarily an instrument to help them further their own careers. The real question is whether or not you are smart enough to use them as well. And what you want to use them for is to develop a reputation as someone who is destined for higher things. 
Recognize the kind of boss who is a one-way user and who will do nothing to help you build your own brand, and then find a way to move on.

No one who is hoping to build a brilliant career can afford to work for a boss like this for very long. If you report to someone who is too selfish about his or her own brand to allow you to build your brand, it is time to move on.

Untill you move what can you do …
a) Take every opportunity as a learning opportunity to grow and learn in the industry. Every individual will get his/her due worth somewhere. Be optimistic and look for growth, knowledge and some other opportunity will come which is more
suitable if there are nothing much can be done in the current setup if BOSS is highly influential or owning the family business

b) Discuss with the BOSS each and every opportunity and record. Higher boss involvement would be much more beneficial.

Define and communicate the roles and responsibility about the tasks and involve most of the peers including super BOSS.

c) Document and communicate often with all the stakeholders. Do the homework in private and broadcast in public.

Homework should be thorough and peer review is only allowed.
d) Look for public opportunities where you can demonstrate your ideas. Your work and do it often in the organization or external forum where it is obvious that you are the person who is the main driver for your departmental growth not your
boss.

e) Be assertive and speak up when we should, if we keep quite , it will indicate that we are happy with the activities at hand.

The moment we speak up thing started changing.
Although you have documented all the artifacts about your performance for the whole year some time it does not help if your BOSS is highly influential person. Individual should not lose hope, continue to contribute and look for the opportunity to demonstrate high contribution and continuous value addition.
If your boss is a monster, the job may be worth the pain if it is truly broadening your horizons and allowing you to add substance to your personal brand. If, however, the boss is a monster and your horizons are as narrow as his or her mind, find a better job.

You probably also have to allow your boss to claim some of your work as his or her own. You may even have to put up with a particularly annoying sight—your boss behaving as if he or she is actually a highly creative person, now that he or she is armed with
If the relationship is simply that the boss uses you for your brains and accomplishments, and you get nothing in return but a paycheck, you need to look for some other nest! When you stop learning from your boss and your experience and stop adding to your reputation, it is probably time to move on. And if the organization is not willing to move you up, it’s time to move yourself out.

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