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for your work is not always easy. You can do great work, but if no--one
knows you were responsible for the outstanding results, you won't
get recognized. The key to getting credit for your accomplishments
is doing an effective job at promoting yourself and letting other
people know what you did. This includes the work you completed, the
projects you contributed to and the beneficial ideas that were yours.
See the article below that discusses the 7 Ways to Get Credit For
One of the primary reasons
people often don't get credit for their work is because they are working
behind the scenes and are reluctant to "blow their own horn."
Often, other people take credit when credit isn't due to them. This
is a common practice in the competitive corporate world.
There are two
types of people who do this. The first is the person who takes all
the credit at the very last minute even though he or she did minimal
work. In truth, you were the one who did almost all of the work over
a long period of time, but they were able to get credit at the very
end. The second type is someone who takes more credit even though
they didn't do any more of the work than you. They are basically better
at taking credit than you are.
People who steal
credit can create the perception that they did all the work and are
the geniuses behind a project when this isn't the truth. The problem
is that perception becomes the reality among decision-makers and it's
difficult to change perception once it has been established.
Seven Ways to
Get Credit for Your Work
in exerting your influence.
There's a difference between bragging and keeping others informed
of your contributions. People are often too passive and timid to
share themselves, their impact and accomplishments. This leaves
the door open for others to take credit when it's actually yours.
yourself as an authority and someone in the know.
Trust yourself, your knowledge and what you know so you can share
it openly with others. People will respect this knowledge capital
and will come to rely on your wisdom, advice and input. This involvement
will help you be a key catalyst to the success of a project. Just
make sure you are involved and get credit for your contributions.
know what you have done.
Share what you have done to make the project a success. Not just
the bottom line results, but your ideas and what you did every step
of the way to make it a success. If you remain silent, others will
step in and claim responsibility for your work.
contribution completely visible.
Look for opportunities to present your ideas so others will appreciate
what you know and the work you have done. This type of visibility
directly impacts how others are viewing you and your value to the
projects you can own.
They can be small or big. The key is you completely own it so that
your name can be on it. You're the one responsible, the one in charge.
Even if the responsibility seems too great and you fear you might
fail, get out of your comfort zone and take ownership.
behind the scenes.
Often, the safest place to be is behind the scenes because if a
project fails your name won't be attached to it. However, you want
to be on the forefront so you can create your own success.
your supervisor to give you projects you can own.
This will help you grow in your job, gain experience, assume more
responsibility and position yourself for additional leadership opportunities.
Take action now!
Identify one or two upcoming projects and develop strategies to assume
ownership of them. Once you begin the work, don't hesitate to give
others a progress report. And when you are successful - and you will
be - take credit where credit is due.
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