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June 11, 2007   |   2 Comments

“Never accept responsibility without authority.”

I thought that to move to the “next level,” I had to take on more responsibility. I didn’t pay so much attention to who actually had the authority to make decisions about these responsibilities. Power (or whatever you want to call it) comes from more authority, not more responsibility.

So now I work in a room by myself which makes the whole thing a lot easier. (Most of the time.)

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  • Posted by:  Anonymous

    Amen. Same goes for delegation. Trust people with the authority to get the job done.

  • Posted by:  susan piver

    here, here. asking to speak to whomever actually makes the decision can’t hurt–

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