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  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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