Once again, a Liberty Church sermon has caused me to think in a new direction. Per John Fichtner, the pastor, My Job Is ...
... to read my boss's mind!
Huh? Does that make any sense? Well maybe it does. Pastor John goes further to say that it is the employee's responsibility, not the managers, to be 100% responsible for communication. The employee should not wait for the manager to tell him what needs to be done, he should proactively figure it out and just confirm with the manager. At first, that seems so counter-intuitive. But wait, what would happen if every employee had that attitude? And then step into the theological implications for a moment: "... work as unto the Lord ..."
So, who's job is it to figure out what needs to be done? Yup, maybe it is me. Of course, this could even be applied to other relationships, like marriages, but maybe that's taking it too far, right?