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ManagementSpeak: You’re correct to hold me accountable. Translation: I think you’ve forgotten which one of us is the boss. This week’s contributor was correct to share this phrase with the rest of us.
“I think it is much more interesting to live with uncertainty than to live with answers that might be wrong.” – Richard Feynman
ManagementSpeak: I’m a consultant. Translation: I was laid off. Long-time correspondent William Adams just might hold the record for the most ManagementSpeak contributions, including this excellent example. Why not give him some competition?
ManagementSpeak: Professional. Translation: Good. This week’s contributor adds to our list of words that used to mean something, but now mostly don’t.
ManagementSpeak: We’d like to thank everyone for stepping up to get this impossible task successfully completed. Translation: Nobody is getting anything additional for their overtime, and we don’t have anything in the budget for bonuses. This week’s anonymous contributor got nothing for providing this week’s entry, except for the satisfaction of sharing his insight with […]
“Once you open a can of worms, the only way to re-can them is to use a larger can.” – Zymurgy’s First Law of Evolving System Dynamics, which has little or nothing to do with zymurgy.
ManagementSpeak: We’ve decided to go in another direction. Translation: We found someone a third your age who will take your job for a third of your rate, and we’ll pay you to train him before you go. This week’s contributor is Bob Kertesz, whose age divided by three doesn’t really matter. What does is that […]
“This weekend in Ely, emails are going unanswered and the world doesn’t end.” – Billboard spotted on Interstate 35, headed north
ManagementSpeak: This got in under my radar. Translation: I’m way behind on my emails. Fortunately, I’m not – I spotted this excellent entry the moment it arrived in my inbox.
ManagementSpeak: Individual contributor. Translation: Cog in a wheel. This week’s anonymous source was an individual contributor, but hardly a cog in the ManagementSpeak wheel.« Previous Entries