Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 26-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 21-year-old daughter who is a junior in college.
Q: Dad, the boss at work has asked me to do something that doesn't make sense. What should I do?
A: It is very possible he knows something you do not about the ultimate goal of a particular task. You don't always need to know what he knows or understand the big picture. A good boss explains things so everyone is on the same page, but he doesn't have to.