ManagementSpeak« Previous Entries
“If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary.” – Cicero
ManagementSpeak: The first stage of this effort will require 1 to 2 hours one on one time with myself. Translation: I want the best of everyone’s thinking on this, just as soon as I’ve made up my mind about everything. Today’s anonymous contributor gave us his best thinking. Why don’t you?
ManagementSpeak: I am here to bring efficiency, not to win a popularity contest. Translation: Why build bridges when I’m just going to burn them anyway? Correspondent L.T. is basking in the glow of another recently departed Guru.
ManagementSpeak: We need a short-term, medium-term, and long-term plan. Translation: We need a plan for today, this week and this month. KJR needs a plan to get more excellent ManagementSpeaks like this one from long-time reader Ed Kimball.
“We’d all like to know how the information revolution eventually shakes out. I think we know. It ends in ordinariness, disappointment and advertising, as things always do.” – Tom Toles, Washington Post
“Cognition is beyond comprehension.” – Unknown
“A riot iss und ugly tink!” – Inspector Kemp, Young Frankenstein
ManagementSpeak: We’ll discuss a replacement for “Sean” in a week or two. Translation: I expect the additional workload to be absorbed by the rest of the team, even if “rest of the team” means just you. This week’s anonymous contributor handled his share of the ManagementSpeak workload. “Rest of the team” means you.
ManagementSpeak: Don’t worry about it – we know this is a huge, above-and-beyond effort, and it involves a lot of extra hours and time. If you put in the time and energy to help us achieve this goal, we will make sure that you don’t come away empty-handed. Translation: There’s a plaque in it for […]
ManagementSpeak: You need to bring your numbers up. Translation: My bonus is in jeopardy. Tom Reid’s numbers, on the other hand, just increased by one … contributed ManagementSpeak, that is. Too bad KJR can’t offer bonuses for them.« Previous Entries