Been listening for about 2 years now, first time posting though.
I'll try and keep my question brief:
There seem to be a systemic lack of self disipline with many in upper/senior management.
I have been given a new role where my responsibility is to lead efforts to correct many issues/problems across a number of departments. The issues typically involve (lack of) planning, workflow and adherence to new policies/procedures I am tasked to enact and enforce.
It has been stated many times that I have the support of management including upper and senior levels. At best, when push comes to shove, my supporters disappear - at worst, my supporters deflect or deny they had backed the proposals to begin with. Either way, I am left "holding the bag" and making many enemies inside the business.
Management, many of which stated their support in writing, go back on their word with comments such as, "well, we'll fix this on the next project" or "I didn't understand that this would mean X".
I liken the situation to someone that states a desire to diet and get in shape and then on the first scheduled gym day, decide to put off the gym and instead go on a binge at the local ice cream shop.
In my view, my management is essentially not allowing me to do my job and the results are hurting my career. Worst yet, I've begun to receive negative feedback from my immediate manager for attempting to do what has been asked.
My management and I have met several times over the last few months to discuss and resolve these issues. Each time it is agreed that the policy changes and role-out schedules proposed are reasonable and in the best interests of the business. Yet this still continues to be an issue.
Please reply with any feedback or advice, thank you.