For the last half year I have been working on an automation project that requires good technical skills. As a part of this project I have trained two interns and also worked hands on by resolving functional and technical issues and writing additional subroutines wherever necessary.
I have also reviewed the code and made it much better than what we had started with. In addition I have made spreadsheets to track progress and have done literally everything a "lead" is required to do, which is : leading by example.
There is another set of interns who are being led by a very capable person in the team. This entire project however has a lead who has never contributed to it. I don't report to this person but he is in charge of this project "officially".
The general impression across the team is that this lead is ineffective, and does not seem to appreciate the hard work I put in. There have been times when he has tried to demean me by ignoring my contributions, and also keeping us in the dark when it comes to the roadmap of the project.
I had tolerated this behaviour for quite some time but now I dont want to lay low. My manager is aware of the work I do and is very appreciative. There are 2 things i want to convey to him:
- Often this lead person has shown a demeaning attitude towards me and never shown any appreciation, verbal or non verbal.
- He does not appear to have technical skills. To my knowledge, he has never contributed an idea, let alone a line of code.
I am not happy with his leadership at all. How do I go about conveying this? I have put in a lot of thought about this, so I do not believe I am overreacting or exaggerating.