ManagementSpeak: I need to broaden my skillset and take on new responsibilities.
Translation: I’m padding my resume.
Greg Duvall adds ManagementSpeaking to his skillsets.
The irreducible core is a set of design principles. It might not get you to the finish line, but it will get everyone pointed in the right direction.
ManagementSpeak: I’ll get back to you after I can access my database.
Translation: I’m too lazy to pull out my smartphone and check my cloud.
And thanks to this week’s anonymous contributor, who’s got his head in the sky.
Small businesses aren’t just like big ones only with shorter employees. Some thoughts for managing IT in this sort of environment.
ManagementSpeak: He isn’t a good fit.
Translation: I don’t like him.
But we like Dave Reiser for submitting such a perceptive example of ManagementSpeak in action.
Political liberalism and conservatism are talked about as opposites, but aren’t. How many of your business conflicts are like that too?
“Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.”
- Slovenian proverb
Responsible for meeting notes? Don’t be annoyed. You have the second-most-important job in the meeting.
By Bob Lewis | October 20, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: Innovation is about doing more with less.
Translation: We have no interest in innovating around here, only in squeezing the bottom line.
This week’s anonymous contributor kept the source of the quote anonymous as well, describing the speaker only as “leader of a corporation you’d recognize.”
Boards of directors are more interested in “financial engineering” than product engineering. This just might partially be your fault. Here’s why.