From Giles Bowkett’s web site:

With a corporation, you should only tell your boss about success you’ve attained or problems you need him to solve. This is because corporate managers deal mainly in delegations, introductions, and schedules.

If you tell a corporate manager about a problem only you can solve, he/she will think, ah, they’re telling me about a problem they have, I don’t know how to solve it, so I’ll delegate this to XYZ person. Then you end up with XYZ person tripping all over the problem space, trying to figure it out, while you try to implement the solution.

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