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What's the best way to react when someone steals one of your ideas?

There’s nothing more irritating, especially professionally, when a colleague takes credit for your hard work and ideas.

Take a deep breath and consider the following response.

1. Acknowledge your own feelings about the situation. This is essential because although many people try and avoid feelings and emotions at work, perhaps thinking it makes them unprofessional, feelings actually guide our actions. In this case, your feelings may range from mildly irritated to blazingly furious. When you take time to register your feelings they almost always subside in intensity, which leaves you better able to think coherently about the situation.

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