I'm been struggling with my boss who is a total control freak:
Any initiative I've had has been shut down; if they've ever been revived later on, it's only because someone else (a customer) asked for the feature and all a sudden my ideas were now what he needs...
It's been frustrating and totally demotivating, because I don't own anything. It seems like the only way to get my ideas 'accepted', is for those to look like they are his/her ideas.
The question is: is there techniques one would recommend to get to this point, without losing my mind.