Boss: Wally, have you done anything to address of your project with Ted's project? Wally: Yes, I've initiated discussions to create a framework that would allow us to adopt complementary architectures. Boss: So... nothing. Wally: When did we stop calling it leadership?
The Boss: "Wally, what's the status of your project?"
Wally: "Deep breath.. clear my mind..."
"I've been focusing my bandwidth on organic growth."
"I'm getting lots of push-back, so I'm taking the discussions offline."
"But sometimes I table an issue or handle it in a side bar."
"Now I have my ducks in a row. The deal-breakers are on the back burner, and I'm managing expectations."
The Boss: "Okay... keep up the good work."
Dilbert: "Wally, you don't have a project."
"What? Then why am I so tired?"