a higher authority

Do you ever have one of those conversations where someone refers to a member of the team in higher authority to support their case.  Something like;

“I think this and …….* agrees with me” or

“…….* has asked me therefore you must give me the information I require.”

*insert name here.

These conversations are interesting and usually display the individuals lack of self confidence as they are unable to make a statement or request without supporting evidence.  It happens regularly which may demonstrate that there are many people who lack confidence.

Have confidence in your own opinion. Have belief in your own convictions.  It is more powerful that way.