I’ll bet when you worked for a successful manager you had:
– More resources
– More credibility
– More meaningful, value-added work
– More development and career opportunities
– A bigger slice of the merit increase, bonus, or commission pie
Now think about when you worked for a failing manager. …you probably experienced:
– A lack of resources; your team was always at the end of the line when it came to budget, office space, equipment, headcount, etc….
– No matter how good you may have been, you carried the stain of your manager’s bad reputation
– You worked on low priority projects that didn’t seem to matter
– You didn’t get much coaching, and maybe not much development (failing managers are usually threatened by ambitious, high achievers)
– A lack of career growth opportunities – because your manager was stuck in place, and didn’t have the political clout to be an advocate for his/her people
Do read his full post here.