Dealing with an Incompetent Manager - Interactive

Dealing with an Incompetent Manager - Interactive

Seven Dimensions
Updated Apr 30, 2020

When things continually go wrong, it may be tempting to blame an incompetent manager. Before labelling your manager as incompetent, behavioral expert Peter Quarry suggests getting a realistic and independent appraisal of what’s going on. It may be a difference of working styles, or even a personality clash. And if your manager is incompetent, this course provides sound advice on strategies to move forward.

In this course you will learn to communicate your needs to the manager while negotiating outcomes., staying flexible and sharing coping strategies with others. And if you can no longer cope, and your health and wellbeing is at risk, it may be time to leave that team.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Apply some practical strategies for dealing with an incompetent manager
  • Examine the situation and get your facts straight
  • Identify someone independent you can talk to
  • Communicate your needs clearly to your manager
  • Identify and negotiate the outcomes
  • Change and be flexible to move forward
  • Compare and apply coping strategies with others in the team
  • Assess your wellbeing and if it becomes unbearable, leave before you are damaged

This interactive course is part of the 2 Minutes To Success Series created by Psychologist Eve Ash. A series of two minute microlearning interactive courses from psychology experts with practical advice and techniques to help you tackle workplace problems and be more productive less stressed improve your image and regain control of your life. There are interactive courses to deal with challenging people and situations and strategies for professional development and managing yourself and others.