There are certain things an incompetent boss can do to have a negative impact on your career. For example, as an employee, you look up to your boss to provide you certain goals and the direction on how to go about them, but when the boss is incompetent, then their directions can be pointless and bad. With bad direction often comes bad decision making, and that too affects your career negatively. If they are clueless about what you do in the office then your boss would have a hard time showing support on the right things you do.
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To counter such problems, you need to stand up for yourself and do what you think is right for your career and the company you work for. Show leadership, and it can come from you, because there is no harm in doing what will bring good results for your company. So take charge whenever it is required.
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If your incompetent boss is making decisions for the group you manage, then that can be a problem for you. He can either take that leader’s stance away from you or with his plain incompetency can misdirect your group and create further problems for you. All you need to do is spot the problem and have a word with your boss, and ask him that it would be great if you could be involved in the decision making process.
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If nothing works, then there is no shame in leaving and heading to somewhere better. The chances are that you will not find two incompetent bosses at two different places, so don’t let some guy who doesn’t know squat about his job ruin your career.
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