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151 Quick Ideas to Inspire Your Staff by Jerry R. Wilson

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Boss, Heal Thyself—For You Are the Problem
Why is it that the boss never has time to even think about getting caught up, whereas some subordinates never seem to have enough to do? If this age-old paradox has plagued you, there is hope. Perhaps you need a “checkup from the neck up” to identify the source of this workload imbalance. Maybe the problem is closer to home than you realize.
When Sandy announced to her boss that she was caught up and had absolutely nothing to do, she could tell he was both stunned and shocked by her announcement. His silence must have telegraphed a warning to her. Fortunately, he responded by requesting some time to think over her comments and told her he would get back to her shortly. She retreated in fear that ...

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