When your idea is portrayed as your senior's idea

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

Story- Shailesh, Team Lead

Recently, I attended a mid-level training program. The training was about management skills. While the trainer was focusing on managing subordinates, he was also focusing on giving tips to co-ordinate with the seniors too. One specific point drew my attention. Even though, I know that the trainer's suggestion work very well, I have doubts about its ethical front. The suggestion - The best way to get support from your senior is to support him to the best when he/she is in need. All is well till this point. What I could not understand is his idea of giving up on your own work, which may look like your senior's work, especially in front of your senior's senior, a report, or in a conference presentation.