Isn’t the most demotivating feeling in the world when your leader has no idea what you are doing, how you are doing it, why you are doing it and as a result why it’s taking longer than expected.
After all, aren’t they the ones that identified the work to be done and triaged it to you?
Aren’t they the ones responsible for the end deliverable?
Shouldn’t they have a little more knowledge in what they are responsible for so they can talk about it with confidence and passion to others and understand how and why you might be taking longer than expected?
Yes, Yes and Yes.
But not everyone sees it that way, not everyone “loves” what you are doing, not everyone feels the urge to learn everything and anything about the project they are not responsible for delivering.
Some leaders simply want the project to be done, off their plate and out the door.
It’s become too hard, too complicated, difficult and complex.
Translation – It’s not easy, it’s not a quick win.
It’s an effort and a commitment that requires more then they are willing to give.
So what do you do?
You finish the project and move on, not to another project but another leader, someone who cares about what you do, why you are doing it and where you are struggling.
To stay is to invite the same circle of despair and cluelessness which is already driving you to the edge.
Now is the time to make the change.