ManagementSpeak: Come to me with solutions, not problems.

Translation: When did you get the impression that you’re supposed to delegate work to me?

This week’s anonymous contributor had the impression that he should contribute phrases and interpretations. He was right.

Old joke: Did you hear about the guy who had a dog with no legs? Every morning he took it out for a drag.

Some managers consider that to be their job description.

To avoid that sad fate, imagine it’s as I proposed two weeks ago: You and every other executive and manager in your organization have the same responsibilities you do now, but without any authority at all, because the Board of Directors suddenly removed the right to compel from the management job description.

How much would change?