Pick Your Battles – Or I’ll Pick Them for You

micro manager cartoon

I think I’ve mentioned before a guy years ago that was a total micro-manager.

Every little thing had to be done just like he would do it. He’d worry and stick his nose in and offer suggestions – until he’d get so frustrated that he’d take the work, do it himself, and then complain about how much work he had.

He was miserable, I was miserable, and it usually made no difference in the outcome whatsoever.

So one day I ran across the phrase ‘pick you battles’ and it reminded me of this poor guy, and this cartoon came out the other side.

Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.