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The only way to keep a career alive working for a no-decision boss

There is only one way to keep your career alive when working with no-decision bosses. Make decisions in their place. But this is dangerous, so you must take precautions and make some decisions yourself before you jump in and decide in place of your no-decision boss. In the newsletters over the next year, I will […]

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How do no-decision managers survive the planning process?

I my previous article in FP&A Trends, How do incompetent managers survive planning process, I explained how incompetent managers survive the planning process by using planning guidelines issued by headquarters to prepare their plan, or by encouraging their bosses to give them sufficient information before the plan starts. Incompetent managers plan by giving headquarters and […]

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How do incompetent managers survive the planning process

I often wondered how incompetent managers survive the planning process year after year without being detected as incompetent by their hierarchy.  It was during my time working with managers that never make decisions – I call them no-decision managers – that I discovered the two tactics they use, to make plans and remain undetected. Any type of […]

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3 Why do companies keep toxic managers?

Management leave toxic managers in place on purpose. Financial success, getting things done, being too expensive to fire, company culture or not being toxic enough are all excuses to keep toxic managers. They know the costs to their organisation, and they know the suffering of their employees, but they sacrifice them by taking no action. […]

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2 Why do companies keep toxic managers?

In the second of my articles, here are other reasons that organisations keep toxic managers. Friends in high places Some managers are protected by their hierarchy. They have ‘friends in high places’, so can do nothing wrong. This is especially useful for toxic managers, as it means they can keep their positions and continue with […]

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