Years ago, a well-known violin professor shared with me his frustration with the teacher's curse.
If his students performed badly, people questioned the professor’s skills as a teacher. If the students performed extremely well, the students must be very talented. The professor gets little credit.
Next time your pitch an idea to your boss, they might be thinking the same thing.
If things go well, you get all the credit. If things go poorly, senior management will ask, who gave approval? You boss takes all the risk and gains little of the upside.
So how will you build trust with your boss to overcome this hurdle?
Thanks for caring!