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How do you deal with bad/inadequate leadership?

Most people have encountered bad or inadequate leadership in their lives.

I have many different roles where I lead and am lead everyday, sometimes the decisions that are made by those "above" me are really poor, and reasoning with these people is often out of the question...

I'm looking for your story and how you solved it, or didn't.

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    Nov 30 2012: Constantly. A leader's job is to determine and implement appropriate action. Good leaders consider the facts; evaluate the options; set a course of action; and follow that course , or amend it as required. Jesus of Nazareth said, " And if the blind lead the blind both shall fall into the ditch." Often leadership is nothing more than getting us out of the ditch. The metric for evaluating leadership is decisions. Most failed leaders I have followed lacked the skill-set (primarily courage and intellect) to issue and execute appropriate marching orders. How is a problem of bad or inadequate leadership solved? In the past when I have realized I have better vision than my leader if possible I quit following. If the law says I must follow then I try to change the law and/or the leader. I think I knew most of this by the last few weeks of kindergarten. Thank you!
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      Nov 30 2012: Wow! In my last few weeks of kindergarten I was still struggling to cut a straight line with those horrible blunt children's scissors. At what age did you start talking? ;o)
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        Nov 30 2012: Actually, I had to repeat kindergarten. I blame it on bad leadership.
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          Nov 30 2012: You mast have become the 'master of scissors' then! How enviable! :o)

          At the age of five even the best leadership is pretty much challenged by our natural instinct of stubbornness. Some nursery school teacher may still suffer from the post traumatic stress disorder which I inflicted on them. At the end, all leaders are nothing but people... :o)
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          Nov 30 2012: Well Fast Eddy had a problem that he doesn't like to talk about but since we are amongst friends, how old were you Ed when beat the addiction to eating paste? It happens to a lot of leaders...

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