Posts by FH

The Dangers of Being Too Good at Your Job

The Dangers of Being Too Good at Your Job Some people have the charming but erroneous belief that all they need to do to get ahead is be good at their jobs. I have discussed this in other posts, but I want to focus on a particular subset—when it can actually be bad for your […]

Getting Your Ideas Heard

Getting Your Ideas Heard We’ve been discussing dealing with the theft of your idea by a co-worker. The discouraging truth seems to be that it’s very hard to win this battle. So, instead you need to win the war. A much more positive way to approach this is to become the go-to idea guy. That […]

Protecting Yourself against Idea-Stealers

Protecting Yourself against Idea-Stealers You assumed, incorrectly in this case, that Emmett was a good colleague who would help you hone and develop your idea. Frankly, I think that’s a good assumption to make generally (more of this later). Just not in this particular case. What can you do? You have already twigged to one […]

Doing Nothing when Someone Steals Your Idea

Doing Nothing when Someone Steals Your Idea Emmett, a co-worker stole your idea. He denies it and your mutual boss, Len, doesn’t believe you when you complain. What’s left? Does that mean you should let Emmett get away scott-free? No way. Yes, possibly. The advantages of doing nothing I know, the idea sticks in your […]

Complaining to your Boss when a Co-Worker Steals Your Idea

Complaining to your Boss when a Co-Worker Steals Your Idea In the previous post, you confront the co-worker (Emmett) who passed your idea off as his. As a result, the boss Len thinks Emmett is the cat’s pyjamas and has assigned him to develop the idea. Your idea. You tried confronting Emmett but got nowhere. […]