How much do you tell your boss about problems with subordinates?

Follow up to the "back up" question. My boss asks me about problems with my staff. How much should I tell him about their problems? My boss doesn't seem to have much confidence in my ability to deal with problems. If I don't mention things that I have dealt with, he hears about it through the grapevine or from HR. Then I still get in trouble with my boss who always is second guessing my decisions. So, for managers: do you keep quiet and just deal with things, or can you talk about staffing issues without it coming back to haunt you? Another problem I have is my boss going directly to my employees to deal with their problems without telling me. Then I get heat for not dealing with stuff that I didn' even know about. When I do follow through on my boss' suggestions on resolving staff issues, things *always* get worse, or insubordination, more complaints, more bad attitude, etc. This is like a downward spiral to hell.

Asked By: PaxMaker - 4/28/2007
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1. he is YOUR boss, and accountable for your development, as you are to those who report to you... More
Answered By: BGale2003 - 4/29/2007
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Seriously, I've been in your shoes and this is not a good situation. Your boss doesn't trust your instincts and he's making a case...not to get you paranoid or anything... More
Answered By: hemmerrocks101 - 4/28/2007
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