ManagementSpeak: That’s a great call-out.
Translation: Gee, thanks for pointing out another of my deficiencies.
Thanks to this week’s contributor for pointing out that for his manager, “another of my deficiencies” is reliance on phrases like “that’s a great call-out.”
Piranhas try to kill you one small bite at a time. To survive them remember, there’s strength in numbers for you, too.
ManagementSpeak: As my fortune cookie said, “Those who take the risks get the rewards.”
Translation: Mr. Fortune Cookie doesn’t work here anymore.
Regular correspondent and contributor L.T. once again provides an observation of the business office.
When dealing with screamers, keep your cool
By Bob Lewis | December 19, 2016
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“Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.”
– Novelist Peter DeVries, although my dad always gave Sam Goldwyn the credit
Have a Happy Chanukwansamas! Or, if that doesn’t work for you, enjoy whatever holidays you like to celebrate instead.
“Where once were vertebrae is now a tangle
From constant kissing at an awkward angle.”
– James Cagney, describing sycophantic director Merle LeRoy.
Post-factualism didn’t begin with Internet trolls. It began with works of fiction.
By Bob Lewis | December 5, 2016
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“We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.”
– Oscar Romero y Galdamez, suggested by my friend and long-time subscriber, Greg Fetter.
Doing things the “right way” might benefit the business. That doesn’t mean it benefits anyone in the business.