I can’t believe the lecturer of the time management strategy class is actually late.
The pipe of reason. Imagine someone holding this pipe. It always leads to the correct decision because it is the pipe of reason. Those who have this pipe are in a higher rank than you. They are the management, and by using this pipe of reason they're able to make good management decisions.
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.