An Ode To Stupid boss By Aneek Gupta


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  1. 1. Stupid Boss An Ode To Stupid Boss By Aneek Gupta
  2. 2. Handling a Stupid Boss <ul><li>Due to a combination of bad decision making and too much trust / Or No Trust in people’s potential, teams and organizations often end up with a stupid boss in charge. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not uncommon for them to exist even in reputable corporations, which take pride in the quality of their management. </li></ul><ul><li>A stupid boss is a person in a managerial position who does not have the level of intelligence required to do their job well. </li></ul><ul><li>They have trouble understanding intricate realities, they can’t follow complex logic with more than two variables involved, and  they simply don’t get it. </li></ul>An Ode To Stupid Boss By Aneek Gupta
  3. 3. 1. Intimidate them with your intelligence <ul><li>If you prove a stupid boss that you’re simply smarter than they are, they will often feel  a bit threatened  and try to sabotage you. </li></ul><ul><li>However, if you prove them that you’re a lot more intelligent than they are, than they will be  really afraid  to mess with you. </li></ul><ul><li>Who knows what you can do to them and their comfortable managerial position? </li></ul><ul><li>Do not hesitate to use various opportunities and prove a stupid boss that you are so smart you’re out of their league. </li></ul><ul><li>Use big words and intricate reasoning when talking with them, and act like this is the standard for you. </li></ul>An Ode To Stupid Boss By Aneek Gupta
  4. 4. 2. Do it your way, and then explain yourself using complex logic <ul><li>The big problem with a stupid boss is that they’ll often make stupid decisions and then ask you to implement them. </li></ul><ul><li>When this happens, say you’ll do things according to their decision, and then do them according to yours. </li></ul><ul><li>When your boss asks you why you’ve disobeyed them, explain yourself using words and logic that are above them. Say something like: “ I was backtracking my steps on the CRM process and I realized a divergent approach with this report would emphasize the project’s collateral benefits in terms of ROI .” </li></ul><ul><li>Then watch them stare blankly at you. They have no idea what you said, but they don’t want to look stupid either, so they won’t acknowledge this. </li></ul><ul><li>Vanity is common in stupid people. They’ll probably just say: “Aaa, OK. Well next time, do things like I tell you to”. Agree, then next time repeat the same process. </li></ul>An Ode To Stupid Boss By Aneek Gupta
  5. 5. 3. Appeal to their emotions <ul><li>Since a stupid boss is not able to follow complex logic, it is often best to push their emotional buttons in order to influence their decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>When you propose them the implementation of a certain project, don’t bother to try and persuade them with arguments. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead, tell them something like this: “ I went to talk to Tim (your boss’s boss) about this project and he thinks it’s a great idea. ” If it’s important for your boss to please Tim, that’s all you’ll need to convince them. </li></ul>An Ode To Stupid Boss By Aneek Gupta
  6. 6. 4. Use simple logic, simple words <ul><li>If you truly feel the need to convince a stupid boss using logic, facts and arguments, then strip them to their bare essentials before using them. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a reflection of malleability and good people skills. Imagine you’re talking with a caveman who is not familiar with big words and advanced logic: “ This… line; this… circle ”. </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity is king when trying to persuade a stupid boss. </li></ul><ul><li>Try anything above that and you’ll lose them. Then all you’ll hear from them is: “ I don’t find your arguments compelling enough ” (translation: “I have no clue what you’re talking about”). </li></ul>An Ode To Stupid Boss By Aneek Gupta
  7. 7. <ul><li>Last but not least, keep in mind that no matter how good your people skills for dealing with a stupid boss are, it’s always better to deal with a smart one instead. </li></ul><ul><li>So if you often find yourself needing to trick your boss using your superior brainpower in order to get your way, maybe it’s time to look for another job. </li></ul>An Ode To Stupid Boss By Aneek Gupta