My boss is vastly under qualified. Like, he has zero background in what we do. It's so bad that people in other departments ask how we function.
Anyhow, because he doesn't have the background, and because we do something that requires specialized knowledge, he has a tendency to come up with process "improvements" that cannot possibly be implemented. This time around, he recommended we adjust one of our financial processes in a manner that is expressly prohibited by the laws that govern what we do. He asked one of my co-workers for their input first, and he was shot down (said co-worker was so shocked that he'd even proposed it that they gave me a heads up). Next, he came to me and asked for my input, and I said, "no. You can't do that, and here's why."
Apparently, he wasn't looking for actual input, but someone who will tell him "yes." He went to someone outside our department (who would also be impacted by this change), and tried to sell them on it. He came back, excited, and told me this person said "yes," which shocked me. He must have left something out of his sales pitch, because I happened to run into this person later in the day, and I said something along the lines of, "so you're good with xxxxx proposal," to which they responded, "oh, THAT'S what he wants to do!? We can't do that!"