A talk with my good friend yesterday was purely about her boss; she continuously ranted for alomost 15 minutes.
It's been almost 6 months since the boss was transferred from another department and it's been 7 months since the last monthly team meeting. The boss doesn't do much, besides attending meetings in which she was occasionally spotted sleeping and randomly distributes incoming works to team members. She (the boss, yes, it's a she) has no clue of what her team are up to and only follows up the assigned works when she was asked by her boss (the bigger boss).
My friend basically has no clue of what she going to do next after completing the current assignment and hasn't been informed of any plan even after several attempts demamding a future plan.
Nevertheless, the team was doing great, all the works have been delivered in good qualities with many praises from the collegues outside the team.
Then I asked my friend if she and the team member want a new boss. Surprisingly the answer is "no" because they are more recognised and able to demonstrate their potential that there're still doing pretty good individually and as a team despite having a bad leader. In term of overall performance, the team is actually doing better than when under guidance of the old well -respected boss.
Not sure where does leadership fit in here?
not even sure if it is laissez-faire,
Perhaps, a bad leader could bring out the best from the followers? lol
Then the boss isn't such a bad leader then?