The unfunny scenario of an incompetent boss & practical ways of dealing with it.

It’s the stuff of sitcoms, the incompetent boss, and this article from the Harvard Business Review not only gives examples but also offers practical suggestions on how to deal with it. In particular it advises:

Have empathy, as your boss may be under pressure

Try not to let the situation affect your health

Look to the broader good of the organisation.

It advises against:

Telling your boss that they are incompetent

Going above their head to senior management

Putting up with it when you should be leaving the organisation.

It’s a long article but worth reading in full if you or someone you know is affected by this difficult situation. This is the link http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2011/06/dealing-with-your-incompetent.html?referral=00563&cm_mmc=email-_-newsletter-_-daily_alert-_-alert_date&utm_source=newsletter_daily_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert_date

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