(1). Taking the proper amount of a time (read: an exorbitant amount of time) to vet through a current prospect, acquisition, project, endeavor, thought, initiative, yadda, yadda, yadda.
“Alright everybody, as Sandy always says, we have to do our due diligence on this. I put the timeline at 4-6 months to decide whether or not we are going to buy 1% milk or whole milk for the common kitchen area. Andrea, you have 2 weeks to put a deck together on the pro’s and con’s for this initiative.”
(1). To take away all but one option, usually resulting in someone lashing out publicly at work (bad) or simply getting drunk after work and lashing out publicly then (worse).
“So, I feel kinda bad, but I totally backed Josh into a corner today on the Hendrickson account. He just wouldn’t do what I wanted, so I just looped in the client and asked him again. It worked, but I don’t think I’m getting invited to his summer barbecue anytime soon.”