My boss one day called me in his office and said that now i have to include tasks 3,5,6 to complete the entire assignment. Traditionally, the usual sequence of task was from 1 through 10, but management had stopped 3,5 and 6 many years ago.

The boss said it is management that has instructed this, but he does not know that i am among the panel to make amendments to the procedure if anything is pushed for a change. Thus this is his own quirkiness that he wants to impose this additional requirement in the name of management (without their approval). So I want to know what is the phrase, idiom, expression suited for putting his own requirement in saying that it is management's instruction.

I feel this would count as duplicate, but I tried searching for this and really couldn't ascertain whether alternative word like name dropping completes my requirement particularly (it could but i have no way to ascertain). So it stands to verify with expert crowd's responses.

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    Name dropping doesn't cover this. – Phil Sweet Nov 4 '18 at 11:43

This is a case of misrepresentation.


NOUN [mass noun]
The action or offence of giving a false or misleading account of the nature of something.

‘In many cases consent was obtained by Government officials through fraud, coercion or misrepresentation, tactics which annulled the validity of such consent.’


One word for this would be self-serving:

self-serving (adjective):
serving one's own interests often in disregard of the truth or the interests of others

egocentric, egoistic (also egoistical), egomaniacal, egotistic (or egotistical), narcissistic, self-absorbed, self-centered, self-concerned, self-infatuated, self-interested, self-involved, self-loving, self-obsessed, self-oriented, self-preoccupied, self-regarding, self-seeking, selfish, solipsistic

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