Pick your fight

rounder (rounder)
This is a conversation between my boss and me yesterday:
"We got to submit this to our VP by the end of tomorrow. Follow up with John. (We need a set of numbers from John), he is not good at getting back to you when you request something".
"Right. I called him earlier and he complained that he is busy with other assignments."
"Well tell him we need it for Mike(our VP) and we appreciate his help. If he still doesn't respond by tomorrow morning, we have to "tramp" him. I'll speak to his boss."

I think it's OK to push your colleagues. But we have to do it professionally. Following up more than twice a day is a waste of my own time.

Besides, if I can meet my deadline, I won't push too hard. We, just like our Canadian colleagues, have limited "credibility capital", so we have to "pick our fight".
If you think you can make your boss "wow", go for it.

Have a good weekend

2002-2-1 -04:00

回到话题: 那位老先生(老头)终于在今天早上10:13通知我一小时后开会商量问题.看来是完成了.不过不出大家所料,情绪不太好,说话冷冰冰的,好象还挺累的样子,是不是我逼得他昨天晚上不得不加班完成的结果.估计这老头肯定恨死我了.

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