THE SITUATION: THE PASS-THE-BLAME BOSS:
They boast about accomplishments, but are quick to throw someone under the bus when something doesn’t go well. They rarely take up for the team when things could have been executed better.
- THE SOLUTION:
- Learn to toot your own horn to the right people, Lyons advises. “Set the story straight in a diplomatic manner before the boss even has the chance to take credit.”
- Begin documenting your efforts, including successes and failures. “You don’t have to share this information each time there is a transgression,” Lyons says. But, if employees begin to see patterns that influence important outcomes such as pay and promotion, then they can determine the next step in using the information that they’ve observed, she adds.
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