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Why Is My Boss So Dumb?

Why Is My Boss So Dumb?

Managers do dumb things. They ignore common sense advice, make sub-optimal decisions, and can live in a bizarro world that has little to do with the world you're in. Why? This talk, given by a "dumb" manager, will cover the things going on behind the scenes: budgets, motivation, strategic priorities, team dynamics, political capital and more. Understanding how your boss makes decisions will give you the tools to help reach better outcomes.

Why Is My Boss So Dumb?

Managers do dumb things. They ignore common sense advice, make decisions that are less than optimal, and can live in a bizarro world that has little to do with the world your team is in. Why is this the case? This talk, given by a "dumb" manager, will cover the things going on behind the scenes: budgets, motivation and psychology, strategic priorities, team dynamics, political capital and more. Understanding how your boss makes decisions will give you the tools to help him/her reach better outcomes.

How To Be Told "No" Less At Work

We've all had our great suggestions shot down, and our simple requests denied. Sometimes the opposite happens, and our simple ideas get a ton of momentum. This talk dives into the bizarro world of management and organizational structures. We'll look at the things going on behind the scenes: budgets, motivation, strategic priorities, team dynamics, political capital and more. Understanding how your organization makes decisions will help you craft your questions and suggestions in a way that leads to better outcomes. Seeing the big picture will help you be more successful, even in the small details.

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