Just read an enlightening Reddit post on the other side of management. It is easy when you are rank and file to think that your bosses are bozos. However sometimes they are dealing with a lot of hidden issues that they cannot tell you about.
There are laws and politics and other shenanigans going on at the mid-management level. Kind of makes you want to stay away from management positions. Check out what one cranky system administer turned manager has to say about the subject.