In the past few months the area which I am I working in has grown and I do not longer work directly with the area manager (who is uber techie but still knows how to manage people, I know, it's hard to find those kind of people nowadays).
Instead, the area manager (who up until now was my boss), brought a team leader. I continued doing my regular work but whenever I try to explain him my doings and outcomes I see that he has no idea what I try to do or why.
I still have friendly and day to day relationship my area manager so we get to talk quite a lot about my work (which he understands and knows), so sometimes I get different looks of 'I would never allow this to happen but I don't really know why' from the team leader.
I feel a lot of frustration when I hear his saying about my project, he knows the cause and the purpose, but has no idea how to lead it or advise in certain cases when I need to choose (in previous cases the area manager would've advise me here) and therefore has no clue how to manage it.
I am not sure what to do, for now I just update the TL with my own decisions (I started the project on my own, and the area manager was only a tube for resources or bureaucracy in the company, he trusted me to do it on my own and it has escalated to the company trusting us so it allocated a new team) but I know that he is transparent, he does not understand what or why I do things, nor he thinks to learn a bit.
I am not sure what my options are, as I know that as soon as I will finish my current project I will have to see how to continue working under this TL.
How would other people here have managed to get along with non-technical team leaders?
The last resort would be to officially talk with my area manager "1 on 1" chat and explain him that. When he hired the TL we had a small chat that the only thing that my area manager fears is that the TL will be bored/scared away from techie stuff, and my project reflects this fear fully, for now he can't do anything as I started this project before he came, but once another project would rise I would be jailed and not sure what sort of outcomes would occur.