I'm a long-time listener but haven't been very active on the forums. I'll cut to the chase... I have a useless manager. He's a director, and I report to him - I manage a team of 15 people. When I say useless, it's not a rant. He is truly an ineffective, inefficient manager.
I have no interest in taking his job, but when I can clearly see that there was an error in selection when his boss chose him, something's gotta give. I've had to tolerate his incompetence for a few years but recently, he pushed me across the line when he stole one of my ideas. It's a BIG idea.
I'm vitally interested in the success of this company. However, he's clearly in the way. He lacks vision, leadership, understanding of the business, etc. -the list is endless. I'm fed up. I'd start polishing my resume but I don't want to have to be the one to go! Like I said, I'm passionate about the company I work for. He's the one who needs to go. I'd like to be able to have a reasonable conversation with my boss' boss without looking like an undermining snitch who's just unhappy with his boss. How can I do this?