If you had the misfortune of being interviewed by Human Resources or an external company representative, only later to come face-to-face with what seems to be the knuckle-dragging incompetence of the potentially out-most idiotic boss, you know you’re in for trouble.
So, to implement some ‘regain-your-sanity’ measures, cool your jets, buckle up and tune out of the That’s It, I’m screwed! My Boss Is An Idiot! mode and look out for benchmarks and solutions to your dilemma. For now, please resist the temptation to assault the idiocy and stab him/her in the back with the stapler, we do not recommend such conduct. Sources tell us you could serve some serious time for it!
After-all, if you’re unable to emotionally and psychologically detach from the ‘hopefully-not-contagious’ idiotic boss, his/her corporate cluelessness could have detrimental effects on your well-being (as you habitually lye awake at night -dark circles and bags under your blood-shot eyes- planning the perfect retribution), not to mention potentially terminal to your career prospects.
- He/she is aloof, disrespectful and bashful of his/hers own colleagues, superiors and organization
Why do we consider that to be a hint of an intellectually or strategically challenged boss?
With the emergence of increased corporate spying, incognito journalists, and/or ethical employees (they’ve not yet perished), chances are he/she will relay the sensitive information to the wrong source. Once the bashing is out, there is no ‘taking it back’ opportunity. After all, corporate spy’s or the infiltrated ‘moles’ are intelligent creatures with a sole purpose of digging dirt and revealing the inside scoop to the general public, contracted source and the higher authorities.
Additionally (to our rescue), John Grubbs kindly shares with us 5 Clues You Have An Idiot For A Boss:
So, whether you’re your every day citizen that just wants to get by, serve your time for the job you’re paid to do, or a high achiever (we don’t discriminate) getting around the That’s It, I’m screwed! My Boss Is An Idiot hiccup requires tact, and lots of it.
So it’s our pleasure to present you with the Howcast‘s recommendations on How To Deal With An Incompetent Boss:
But here -Fernando and I- like to offer you solutions. So what makes a good boss you wonder – if you’ve never met one? Take a peak at the WorkSimple Infographic and see if you agree!
Infographic Source, WorkSimple
Image credit, JD Hancock