If You Want Something Done Right, Do it Yourself

ctaylor@ucsbalum.net

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I want to rebel against this statement, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”  I have been noticing it lately, and it has gotten me thinking.  My sense is that this is a martyr¹s statement about self - sufficiency, the sentiment being lauded in a research environment. However, this is a statement that perpetuates the inability for people to delegate and take responsibility for communicating effectively in their delegation.  This statement should be, “If you want something done YOUR way, do it yourself.”