Taken from the pages of “How to Get Ahead (And Keep Them From Catching You)” by Solonor Rasreth, © 2002 D.U.H. Publishing, Inc.:
When the vice president of your company asks you to read a book on leadership in order to discuss same at an executive power luncheon, it is best to set a reminder in your electronic day planner. Otherwise, you might accidentally continue in your daily lunch routine of eating a turkey sandwich at Sgt. Grump’s house, reading the daily fishwrap and catching the first half hour of the prior evening’s Screen Savers re-run.
This would not be considered a “career-advancing move.”
Solonor. Always looking out for ya.