Shared from her instagram
Bossnesia is a condition whereby the boss can’t remember their own responsibility for a disaster, which often involved direct orders over the objections of subordinates to prevent said disaster.
Symptoms include frequent exclamations of “how come no one told me?” and “who’s responsible for this?”
Disease is often incurable, and doesn’t respond to treatments such as reviewing project plans, sign offs, and email chains where key decisions were made and agreed to.
Root cause is deafness to underlings. Even when the afflicted boss did hear an underling’s warning, it didn’t sink in because there’s no place in the boss’s brain to store information from nobodies.
Nothing beats getting a nasty email from someone and then it ends with their cheerful email signature:
A comic I did with Spencer Mains for the 2010 Meeting Boy calendar featured in Readers Digest this month.
The boss reminds you that negative attitudes cannot be tolerated
The boss never includes negative data. Here’s how he would recap the Super Bowl to the 49ers senior management.
This was expanded and included in a full rant about the Cult of Positive Thinking.
Poor old Overhead Projector waiting by the phone, but no one ever calls ever since PowerPoint came to town.
People with 60 icons on their desktop don’t get to lecture people on being organized.
Just met with the client. She had a few “new features” she wanted to add to the project a week before delivery.
The boss’s To-Do List