BLUF: My VP asked for our (his Directors) initial 2015 goals. When I asked about his goals, or those of his EVP, so that we could align to support him, he said he doesn't have them yet. Does that seem highly unusual to anyone?
This is a Fortune 500 company. The VP had really ambiguous goals last year, but I was able to craft mine anyway. But for him to have NO goals whatsoever while asking for ours - just looks like he's falling down on the job, IMHO. Feels strange that my goals as a middle manager are ultimately driving the goals upward for the VP and downward for managers and individual contributors.
Anyone else seen this type of behavior? And if so, how did you deal with it?