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Submitted by vpoe4ever on


I have worked with my boss through 3 companies and 15 years.  I have no idea who the guy is that has been showing up over the last 8 months.  I used to work with a guy who we could talk about all of the tough decisions and know we were on the same page.  The guy I work with now plays solitare on his iPhone during our monthly Management meetings. 

Our communication is nearly non-existent and he oscillates between micro-managing and being utterly disconnected.  I have tried approaching him several times since March but either get blown off or minimized during the meeting with "That's your perspective - I don't see it that way."  I have never been at odds with him in the way that we are now.

Additionally, he hired a new member of the executive team to take over sales - something he used to oversee.  The transition and integration of her into the team has been grueling.  His level of disconnect left the rest of the executive team to fill in the gaps (Poorly, I might add) and this teammate has minimal direction or feedback from him. 

The entire company is floundering under this lack of leadership and I could use some advice. 

How do I approach or work with someone who is either completely checked out or arrogantly micro-managing?