How to Handle a Dumb Boss
One time in your corporate career, there is always a moment when you ask yourself, “I wonder how in the world the company ever promoted my stupid boos into this job.” Due to a combination of not well thought of business decision and too much trust in people’s potemtial, an organization often end up with a stupid boss in charge.
Handling a stupid boss requires a lot of good people skill sets. Here are some helpful tips and ways in dealing with a stupid boss.
I. Use intelligence to combat unintelligence
Once your stupid boss fell that you are smarter than them, they will feel little bit threatened and will try to sabotage you. That is why it is important to prove to them that you are a lot smarter and that you are out of their league. This way, they will feel frightened to mess with you.
Don’t have second thoughts in using any opportunity to prove that you are way smarter than anyone, especially your boss. Use intricate reasoning and big words when talking to them, and act like it’s natural for you.
II. Explain yourself using complex logic
The big issue wuth a stupid boss is they often take dumb decisions and asks you to implement them. When this happens, say you’ll do it according to what they want and then later do it according to your will.
And when your boss asks you why you disobeyed them, explain yourself using logic and big words that are above them. Say for example: “I was backtracking my steps on the appending of account numbers on the ICM stream and realized a divergent approach with this process would emphasize the project’s collateral benefits for both our company and our partner site in terms of PCI and other security risks.” Then watch them stare at you blankly. They don’t want to look stupid even if they don’t have any idea on what you just said, they will not acknowledge this. Vanity is common to stupid people. Most of the time, they will just say, “Ok, next time, do things like I tell you to”. Then just repeat the same process next time.
III. Understand their feelings
Because a stupid boss can not follow complicated logic, often it is best to push their emotional buttons to impact their choices. Do not bother to attempt to convince them of arguments when you suggest to carry out a certain project.
Tell them something like this, instead: “I went to speak about this project to Tim (the boss of your boss) and he believes that it’s a great idea.” it’s essential to please your boss to Tim, that’s all you have to persuade them to.
IV. Use plain and simple logic, and perfect choice of words.
If you really feel the need to persuade a dumb boss to use logic, facts and arguments, then strip them off before using them. It reflects the malevolence and abilities of good people. Imagine speaking to a caveman who does not know the great phrases and sophisticated logic: “This… line; this… circle.”
Simplicity is when you try to convince a dumb boss. Try anything and you’re going to lose them. Then you will only hear about them: “I don’t find your arguments convincing enough” (translation: “I don’t have no indication of what you are talking about”).
Last but not least, keep in mind that no matter how good your people’s ability to cope with a dumb boss is, it’s always better to cope with a smart one instead. Thus, if it is often time to trick your boss with your higher brain power, perhaps it is time to find another job.😅 😅 😅