I work for a "pegged out" high C. He has some D in him somewhere and he occasionally tries to cultivate the I, but he's really all about the C. No administrative item is too trivial - if it is so trivial that it does not warrant a day of review with several revisions (including changes to his changes), then it is not worth making it even near the top of his inbox. After eight months in this job, he is now at the point where nothing passes through to higher management unless his boss is banging down the door. We are late on almost everything and it is starting to affect team morale.
I understand the guidance to not manage my boss, but I need some help with guidance on how to help my boss get through the high-C paperwork nightmare. I am one of three intermediate managers between the boss and about 25 line employees. The three of us have been trying to figure out how we can help him (and so help the team).
Any thoughts from the MT community?