Saturday, July 06, 2019
Lazy and Effective
"Tell me about it. I won't read it."
"How was it done elsewhere?"
"Can we get a copy of that report?"
"So if we do it that way, our chances of passing any audit are close to 100 percent?"
"I don't know how to do that. Find someone who does."
"Give me a condensed version."
"If your report is more than one page, I definitely won't read it."
"I assigned it to you, not to me. Handle it."
"If I take that on, we lose an executive and gain a specialist."
"I may not be an expert in the subject but I can spot weasel words a mile away."
'What new problems will this solution produce?"
"Don't tell me how hard you work. Show me how well you work."
"Do I want the back-up material? In a word, no."
"I do spend more time selecting people. It saves a lot of time down the road."
"No staff meeting will be longer than ten minutes."
"Give me the third paragraph first."
"I don't need to be better at the jobs of those who work for me. That's not my job."
"If the decision can be easily reversed, I'll make it now."
Posted by Michael Wade at 4:30 AM