I've been spending a lot of the past few days making sure everyone around the office has what they need from me. I'll be on vacation starting tomorrow until Tuesday morning. I am even considering not bringing a laptop. Wonders never cease. So we were at the office until 9:30 last night. That kinda sucked. But overall we got a lot done ... well, those of us that stayed around. But that's another story.

I'm spending more and more time managing my flock of workers and less and less doing "real work". This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it's a totallly different line of work than what I've done in the past. It's not all pointy-haired boss days from Dilbert cartoons.

John had a great analogy last night that I'm the guy from the Godfather who makes sure that the gun is in the bathroom toilet of the restaurant. So that none of my employees have to come outta that toilet with just his laptop in his hands.