When asked for your approval, are people asking for you to OK the concept or for you to put your personal touch on it?
An employee went to his boss and said “I want you to give the OK for a new subway poster.” The subway poster read “New Zealand … Rocks!!!” The bosses response was “what about another exclamation mark?” The employee says “I don’t think that’s necessary.” The boss replies “Not necessary, no. Good.”
While the above comes across like a “who’s on first?” skit, it’s more important to ask if it’s more important to “give the OK” or “make it better.”
Make sure you aren’t trying to leave your mark for marks-sake. Kind of like peeing in the snow. 😉