Asok needs to think strategically. Do some bad work (PHB won't know the difference and as such will take credit anyway). When all hell rains down on him in the mgmt meetings he will drag in Asok to point a finger. Asok will then be in the meetings (because PHB won't want to be up front again in case it goes bad) and be able to do good work again and get the credit. It is simply one-step-back to get three-steps-forward.