I work for an organization and have a boss who never shares and like to blame for something he never shares with his staff.
He never stands by his words, secures his job for himself, doesn’t like staff that question his faults and wants everyone to follow his tactics, he can’t follow channels of management.
I am very stressed with his leadership, and just don’t know what to do. I’ve tried my best to make him understand, talk to him, he can’t change, and I think that is his habit.
I need your advice please.
I have answered this question in many guises before.
This link is not completely relevant, but has some analogies in that it suggests how you might tackle him or his manager, and touches on the possible reason for his behaviour
This series of modules on our sister site offers guidance on dealing with conflict in the workplace.
You can navigate to the next or previous lesson by using the navigation arrows just under the green bar at the top of the page.
Please read all of these to understand the tactics and strategies I suggest. Taken altogether they discuss the whole issue of conflict in the workplace, and there is a specific paragraph in the third link about dealing with a difficult manager. I think you will benefit from revisiting the whole topic and taking what you can from the relevant parts.
Dealing with a difficult manager
Sometimes it is best to tackle the problem rather than trying to avoid it, but first you should collate evidence, and develop a plan of action, rather than charging in without thinking the problem through. I can see that you have tried to do this already, so suggest you need to spend time on the plan.
As I understand it, the issues are; –
- He doesn’t share information with you.
- Blames others for problems that causes
- Doesn’t stands by his word
- Secures his job for himself
- Doesn’t like staff that question his faults
- Wants everyone to follow his tactics
- Can’t follow channels of management.
You need an example of each of these points, with an explanation of how not sharing information with you hampers your work, and causes problems for the team.
In turn this leads to problems with his management, and he needs to secure his job. You need to explain that if you all work together then the job will run more smoothly and there will be no need for anyone to protect their job.
You need him to understand that the strength of a team is in all working together, and you can help him to do that.
If you can’t find a resolution or an improvement, then as always you may want to think about moving on and finding another position.