Workplace columnist Penelope Trunk did a great job with an old saw on April 18 - basically her specialty - by writing a post on "5 Ways to Make Yourself More Valuable," which included on piece of immortal advice on being a rule-breaker, which is why I'm highlighting it.
Advice admonishing you to break rules is so shallow. How can you break rules without learning them first? People who understand all the rules know intuitively how to break them because they know the rules that really are not working. People who do not know rules are not breaking rules. They are annoying people.
That cracked me up.