Maybe you think you're smarter than your boss

Well, you might be.  But there may be other reasons why you're not the boss, and Alison Green (aka Ask a Manager) lists ten of them. Here are the first two.  From

10 Reasons You're Not the Boss

1. You don't look the part. It might seem superficial and unfair, but appearances really do count. You might get away with pushing your office's dress code to the limit, but it's probably impacting the way people perceive you and what opportunities you're offered. 
2. You're terrible at time management. Managers need to keep track not only of their work, but also keep track of other people's too. If you can't stay on top of your own projects, your employer isn't likely to have faith that you'll be able to monitor the work of an entire team.


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