I work in a very large company and have managed a small team for a couple of years. About a year ago, my department got a new leader, who is my manager’s boss. This new leader came from another part of the company and apparently is being groomed for the senior leadership team. Here’s the problem: he’s a first class jerk. He withholds information, dresses people down in front of their own team, and takes credit for anything good that we all do. He is just awful.
I have nothing but respect for my immediate manager, who reports to the jerky boss. But ever since the new leader arrived, my manager has changed into someone I don’t even know. He seems paralyzed by indecision and is in a constant state of alarm. He does not stand up for himself when he is bullied by his boss—which I…
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