(a.k.a The Devil's Dictionary, New Millennia Edition)
Essential Laws of Project Management
Speak with authority, but expound only on the perfectly obvious.
If in doubt, ask irrelevent questions and then change the subject.
If a subordinate asks a pertinent question, act as if he has lost his mind, then later rephrase the question to him.
When leaving the office, walk briskly to minimize questions from subordinates and superiors.
Keep your office door closed to discourage questions, problem reports, and to create the air of being occupied.
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