Is just an excuse for not wanting to do the work required to get a project shipped.
If your boss truly won’t let you, it’s probably because you are asking the wrong questions.
If you want your boss to support you during a project which will ultimately reward you if it works, but punishes the boss if fails then of course you’re asking the wrong questions.
What exactly won’t your boss let you do?
Did you investigate it? Research it? Find a gap in your current operating procedures that is worth filling? Does it fit into your core principles? Values?
If the answer is yes, and your boss really won’t let you, then you might want to find another job where your boss supports the extraordinary work that you’re doing.
Unless of course, your happy with ordinary?
(rant inspired by Seth Godin and his most recent book, Linchpin)
Art Horne is the Coordinator of Care and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team at Northeastern University, Boston MA. He can be reached at email@example.com.