Robin Sweet replied to the topic Govie Asks: How to Manage Up with a Poor Performing Boss? in the forum Leadership, Management, Supervision 7 years, 5 months ago
I was in this situation with my previous employer through multiple supervisors. In addition to your list, I had been told to stop working so hard/fast/etc. The toughest thing is to self motivate in these situations; however, that is exactly what I did. I would not change nor compromise my work ethic and took pride in the work product no matter whose name was on it. Just as David notes, those around know who is doing what work.
I also feel that I learned quite a bit about how to not be a manager from many of those supervisors and team leaders. I am careful now not to do the same to my team.
The cliche – take your lemons and make lemonade – may apply here.
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