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Do you think you're smarter than your manager?

If yes, how does that affect your ability to do your job?

Do you think you're smarter than your manager?
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poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I've only felt like this once in my career, and it made me resent my manager every time he tried to tell me I wasn't doing a good job.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Talking purely IQ? Yes. But he definitely has better sales smarts given he has decades of experience on me.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Same here.
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
Smarter, yes. Better at my job than my manager, no. It also depends on what context you want to use the term "smarter", if it is smarter with sales experience and tactics, hands down they have me beat. That is why they are my manager.Β 

Being smarter has nothing to do with being able to do a good job. If anything, the smartest people continue to learn from the perspective of others.Β 
CharmingSalesGal
Opinionated
+6
Account Executive
I definitely feel the opposite here- I think my boss is smarter than me (and has more experience) BUT I think I outweigh in the sales skills category. He's been in sales probably twice (if not three) times longer than me and can be very set in his ways of doing things and thinking so sometimes I struggle given the data we're all seemingly force fed about sales now.
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
Let's say sales-smart then. If you're smarter than them when it comes to sales, how would that impact things?
Patbate
Politicker
+6
Senior Product Advisor
I feel like overall I am but about the subject/product we sell he is much more knowledgeable mainly because I’m 4 months in to this new role.
SlinginSoftware
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
I'm lucky to have a really smart manager. He was an ADR, then an AE, then a manager and then a VP (all at the same place). He's done it all, so I really value his insight/opinions.
ragnarlothbrok
Politicker
+6
Key account manager
some area yes, but for the most part a big fat no from meΒ 
DrunkenArt
Politicker
+6
Sales Associate
My manager has 25+ years of sales experience and his a great mentor on anything sales related. In terms of the knit and grit, probably not because he doesn't have to deal with customers anymore.Β 
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