(1). To have drifted (maybe significantly) from what your colleagues may consider “normal behavior”.
“Yeah, so I think Patty may have gone off the reservation a bit on this one. She’s been telling everyone we can get it done in two weeks. Since I’m not exactly sure we can get it done at all, I’m a little concerned about her timeline.”
(1). The mysterious art, lost since ancient times, of combining the right amount of staff and technology to efficiently and cost-effectively conduct your business.
“Team, we’re never going to achieve scale if we don’t make some sacrifices. That’s why I’m cutting your salaries and laying off all of your assistants. Okay, with that out of the way, I just wanted to remind you that I’m going to be in St. Croix for the next couple of weeks on my new yacht.”