Articles by Jake Wilder
- How to Better Manage Your Poor Manager
Jake explores the issue of ineffective managers and offers six strategies for employees to regain control. Despite substantial investments in managerial development, many managers struggle to provide adequate support due to a lack of self-awareness. Jake advises employees to choose between accepting, changing, or leaving the situation. Strategies include involving indecisive managers in decision-making, fostering a culture of accountability, finding ways to engage disengaged managers, emphasizing the importance of feedback, managing conflicting priorities, and seizing the opportunity to support managers with technical gaps. By taking agency and positively influencing the situation, employees can navigate the challenges posed by ineffective managers.