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MANY NEW MANAGERS believe they must know how to perform every job in their area of responsibility. It’s as though they feel that if some key person quits, they might have to get out there and personally perform the task. If you believe in that philosophy and carry it to its logical conclusion, then the chief executive officer of the organization ought to be able to perform every job in the company. That, of course, is ridiculous. It’s just as ridiculous as believing that the president of the United States should be able to perform every task in the federal government. The president shouldn’t even be able to perform every job in the White House. You don’t have to be a master chef to recognize rotten chicken.

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