Rule #1

Borrowing heavily from Gibb’s Rules

#1 – Never accept responsibility without authority

This was something I picked up in a project management course many, many moons ago, where it was phrased as “If you’re not in charge of the budget, you’re not responsible for the project”.

The logic is sound (as is often the case with things that seem like common sense once you say them out loud) – how can you be responsible for something where you lack the ability to affect it’s outcome?

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