I used to have a regional manager (when I used to work for that big, international, public monstrosity of a recruiting firm) that would make my recruiters cry every time he visited my office. We fought constantly over his approach to "managing" MY team. Although I think direct feedback is necessary as you develop people, it can be done in a way that doesn't leave your team member feeling like they were just hit by a mack truck.
I tend to be very protective of my peeps. I go to bat for them and don't want anyone hindering their motivation. We all know this business is tough enough as it is.
I'm curious to know, how have others managed upward in these situations? Is an intervention necessary? Has anyone ever sat down their boss - with everyone impacted present - and laid it out? If not, do you think it would work?
We've all lost great people on our teams due to the leadership from above. When you find you can't insulate your team, what's the solution? Can't wait to hear your thoughts!