Career Managing Up → Incompetents: Strategies






Determine which type of boss you have – an Incompetent or a Fraud.

Check your own ego – is your boss Incompetent or are you just jealous?

Pinpoint where exactly the incompetence is.

Try a little tenderness – empathy goes a long way toward understanding an Incompetent.

Try to find something good about the Incompetent.

If your Incompetent needs to learn, be the one to teach.

Step up, compensate, deliver, and make your Incompetent look good. You will get noticed.

Don't rely on your Incompetent to be your mentor. Find someone else.

Exposing your boss incompetence can be dangerous, so proceed with caution.