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ManagementSpeak, 7/25/2016

Monday, July 25th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: Sure we can work together. Translation: Let’s do it my way. We’re translating this one Scott Mayer’s way. Thanks, Scott!

Great Quotation, 7/18/2016

Monday, July 18th, 2016

“It takes a pretty big ego to think the world will end in your lifetime.” – The estimable Randy Cassingham of This Is True fame.

Great Quotation, 7/11/2016

Monday, July 11th, 2016

“A poor man can’t afford a cheap shirt.” – Source unknown; thanks to Tony Ewell for sending this in.

ManagementSpeak, 7/5/2016

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: This is not a witch hunt.  We just need transparent and open answers about exactly what happened here. Translation: This is a witch hunt — if we can’t find a scapegoat, we’ll end up taking the blame ourselves. Today’s contributor didn’t want to be on the wrong end of a witch hunt, so he […]

Great Quotation, 6/20/2016

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Take my advice. I don’t use it anyway. – Source unknown

ManagementSpeak, 6/13/2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: I have an opportunity for you. Translation: I need a patsy to take the fall on this project when it fails. Our old friend and frequent ManagementSpeak contributor William Adams understands how to avoid becoming a patsy.

ManagementSpeak, 6/6/2016

Monday, June 6th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: Be brief. I’m a busy person. Translation: I have to watch an all-day cricket match on television. The one thing we know about the mysterious contributor known only as S.K of is that he understands the game of cricket.

ManagementSpeak, 5/30/2016

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Source unknown, frequently attributed to Albert Einstein And then there’s the mudskipper …

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.

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