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Situation: "My boss takes credit for my ideas." How to deal: "Some managers believe that because they're paying you, they own every thought in your head," says Jodi Glickman, founder of the Chicago-based communications training firm Great on the Job. "But a good boss gives credit where it's due." She suggests meeting with your superior in private and telling her, "I'm disappointed I wasn't acknowledged for my role in that project. How can we keep that from happening in the future?" The key is not to be accusatory, which will only put the other person on the defense.