I actually stated it earlier in this thread...#msg46313
^Regarding how I handle my statues of different qualities, when I want to keep multiple, and want them placed in specific spots for the most optimal purpose (eg military preferred, great hall for extra worth or poor quality for less overall kingdom worth)
And if you know how to do it right, nearly anybody can be played, influenced, to think or do what they think they want. By casually and passively letting someone feel they're in charge, whether they are or aren't, you can suggest to them a brilliant plan that they thought they came up with. Especially with bosses, you can force them to use trickle-down management by getting them bossing another person or people, say your manager, with the brilliant plan to steal their ideas, who filters down to supervisor to steal their ideas to be stolen by the owner, who steals your ideas and skills to be stolen by the manager to be stolen by the owner. Now you don't have to worry about direct interaction with the owner/president/vp/ceo/etc, and get them to bully ...er, manage... another higher-up.
As a woman in the workplace, you learn these survival tactics. xD I always feel bad for admitting it, but I have cheated men like that... Doesn't work so well on female bosses, but then again, I've always had great relationships with them, managers I don't mind working with directly and who value my input.
On topic again, we need assistant gnoministrators. I'm sure my gnomes are tired of me telling them where they aren't allowed to go and when they should be idle and return to the great hall (instead of walking into a death trap). We need assistants who can fire gnomes (from a cannon) for bad work behavior.