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'I'm afraid you'll have to work late tonight, I want you to attend this talk on work-life balance.'
'My new year's resolution was to delegate more...So I delegated managing massively increased demands with drastically reduced resources in a flat-lining economy to George.'
'My projects are behind schedule because I'm too busy. . . so I'm transferring them to you instead. . . Why are your projects behind schedule?!'
Things to Do: Delegate.
'Sir, according to the latest Security and Exchange Commission rules, you can't delegate your identity.'
"Finally the cat's away, and I get stuck with the Davidson account."
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"Crumple this into a little ball, will you?"
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"No, Hoskins, you're not going to do it just because I'm telling you to do it. You're going to do it because you believe in it."
"You need to stop taking your work home with you. Take mine instead."
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"You are lazy and try to get others to do your work. You have a great future in management."
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'Take this report and reduce it to an acronym.'
'Delegating has worked well for me....I haven't actually done anything since 1993.'
"Damn it, Franklin - when will you learn to delegate."
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'Name tag's up here, Ma'am - I'm from the Cattlemen's Delegation.
"We've been campaigning for years to encourage central government to delegate more powers to local authorities..."
"This is a problem."
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"Sh-h-h. It's a birthday card for Liechtenstein. Sign it and pass it on."
"I'm a firm believer in distributed leadership. That means that I make all the decisions then you type them up and distribute them to the staff."
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"I know how much you love your work and the great news is that now you can do twice as much of it!"
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"The chief exec says we have to focus on giving better cover at weekends...he's going to make an announcement when he gets in on Monday!"
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"'Stress management'? I thought the course was about 'delegation'."
"I can't believe I've just had to waste three days going on that training."
"On this management course they said that to get through your work you need to concentrate on just one thing at a time!"
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"Senior staff may have to be prepared to be flexible."
"On my management course this week they were talking excessive work causing stress...how important it was to take action to manage it before it buried you."