Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo and former head of Autodesk had the following thoughts on bad management:
People should understand that they learn more from a bad manager than a good manager. They tend to get into a cycle where they're so frustrated that they aren't paying attention. When you have a good manager things go so well you don't even know why it's going well because it just feels fine.
When you have a bad manager you have to look at what's irritating you and say: "Would I do that? How would I do this?" You have to deal with what you're dealt. Otherwise you're going to run from something and not to something. And you should never run from something.