Your boss was about to give you a new assignment, but took "just a sec" to dust off her keyboard, finish a call, send an e-mail, and check stock quotes. Then she asks, "Did you say something?" while staring blankly as if she's forgotten your name. What works with small children you are minding, overwhelmed with the world's possibilities - can also work with your esteemed, but often overwhelmed boss, who's supposed to be alert and "in charge." Without being patronizing, you can help your boss manage you, so you're not driven to distraction!