9 Types of Bad Bosses, and How to Handle Them
3. She Takes Credit for Other People’s Accomplishments
Sadly, petty thieves do rise through the ranks. A good boss knows her success dovetails with making employees feel appreciated.
A bad boss fails to give you recognition for what you’ve accomplished—or worse, claims your accomplishments as her own.
How to manage her: This is a sticky issue. Confronting her petty theft directly likely won’t get you the results you want. If you think she’d be receptive, you could try framing the conversation in a non-accusatory way: “I’m really aiming to get promoted this year, so I would love if you could help me make others aware of my accomplishments—like that account I just landed.” Also, be sure to put your feats in writing. If there’s a way to claim credit for a work coup you orchestrated, let the rest of the team know before she has a chance to steal your thunder.