Re: So with *all * that time to prepare and the whole of the Home Office to help her out.
"There is another sort of proverb that says "Wer glaubt, daß Abteilungsleiter Abteilungen leiten, der glaubt auch, daß Zitronenfalter Zitronen falten", but so far I couldn't come up with a translation that really works. Sorry. Anyone who wants to give it a try?" --- allthecoolshortnamesweretaken
How about ...
"Expecting the brains of the Department (company, division, group) to be in the Head of the same is like expecting to find pants in the pantry"