What to Do If You’re Smarter Than Your Boss

Find something to respect.by Amy Gallo


You want to work for a great boss—someone you can respect and learn from. But what if your manager isn’t good at his job? What if you’re more competent or have greater skills? Should you be raising a ruckus or keeping your head down? And how do you get what you need without making your boss look bad?

What the Experts Say

“There are a lot of bad managers out there,” says Annie McKee, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and coauthor of Primal Leadership. So it’s not unusual to feel smarter or more qualified than your boss. Still, being in good company ...

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