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ManagementSpeak, 5/23/2016

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: It doesn’t matter when the day ends, this needs completed. Translation: A lack of planning on my part most certainly does constitute a crisis on your part. It didn’t matter when the day ended … Jerry Harvey stepped up and provided us an excellent addition to our ManagementSpeak inventory.

ManagementSpeak, 5/16/2016

Monday, May 16th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: You’ll thank me later. Translation: You’ll hate me for the rest of your life. Our appreciation for Doug Tuggle’s acute ear might not be eternal, but it is sincere.

ManagementSpeak, 5/9/2016

Monday, May 9th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: Perhaps we did not explain the task well enough. Translation: You will be punished for not doing a better job of reading our minds. Long-time subscriber Tom Reid certainly explained this situation well enough.

ManagementSpeak, 5/2/2016

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

ManagementSpeak: I have every confidence that you will do a good job. Translation: I’m dumping this on you because I don’t feel like doing it. Thanks to this week’s contributor for “dumping” this ManagementSpeak on us.

Great Quotations, 4/25/2016

Monday, April 25th, 2016

“Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.” – H. Mumford Jones

ManagementSpeak, 4/18/2016

Monday, April 18th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: We will discuss this later. Translation: Forget it, and get out of my office. Something to not forget – I need a new ManagementSpeak every week, just to keep up.

ManagementSpeak, 4/11/2016

Monday, April 11th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: Perception is nine-tenths of the law. Translation: I really shouldn’t be allowed to speak to people … or own sharp things. This week’s contributor owns something particularly sharp — an ear for the absurd phrase.

ManagementSpeak, 4/4/2015

Monday, April 4th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: Let’s take this offline. Translation: Stop it. You’re embarrassing both of us. I’ve heard this one lots of times, and have no intention of embarrassing any of the parties involved by identifying them.

ManagementSpeak, 3/28/2016

Monday, March 28th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: We’re aligning our staffing with our core objectives. Translation: Marketing is gaining a headcount, and IT is losing one. With this fine entry we can add J. MacKenzie as another headcount in our ManagementSpeak source roster.

Great Quotation, 3/21/2016

Monday, March 21st, 2016

“Life is tough. Three out of three people die, so shut up and deal!” – Ring Lardner

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my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

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