Monday, September 27, 2010

Management By Bitching

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) told Chris Wallace that the Republicans’ “Pledge to America” (already labeled “Lemon Pledge” by some wags) is a long list of complaints but doesn’t have any solutions.

When you start down that path, you just invite all kind of problems. I know. I’ve been there. I think we need to do this in a more systemic way and have this conversation first. Let’s not get to the potential solutions.

Rule Number 1 in good management: don’t come to the boss with a problem unless you have a solution or suggestions on how to fix the problem. Otherwise you’re just complaining, and that doesn’t help. It does, however, get you on Fox.