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Taking credit for everything

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12:00 PM | 29 July 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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Taking credit for work you didn't do is a good way to piss off those around you but is there a time when you should take credit for everything?

In the creative industries, you'll hardly ever complete an entire project by yourself. You usually contribute just a part. So it's important not to go around your agency acting as if you completely own something and boasting about how much of a genius you are for it.

Even if your part is the most visible (e.g. creative or design work), other people working on the project are just as integral (such as the account exec who brought the client in or the planner who developed the strategy that inspires the work). And sometimes even your contribution may have been inspired by something someone else said to you. For those reasons, you don't want to be seen as idiot in the office who thinks they do everything or that they're work is the most important. Acknowledge that you are part of a team, work as a team and win as a team.

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