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ManagementSpeak: This isn’t an exact science. Translation: I solved for the number I wanted. I’ll be nice and leave this week’s contributor, who didn’t know I was paying attention, unnamed.
ManagementSpeak: To your point. Translation: To my point. Thanks to Paul Novelli, who spotted this increasingly popular verbal tic and what it usually means.
ManagementSpeak: I wanted to circle around to discuss that matter from last week. Translation: I haven’t done a thing about it and am hoping you handled it. Thanks to Eric Johansen for pointing out a different sort of circular logic.
ManagementSpeak: Sure we can work together. Translation: Let’s do it my way. We’re translating this one Scott Mayer’s way. Thanks, Scott!
“It takes a pretty big ego to think the world will end in your lifetime.” – The estimable Randy Cassingham of This Is True fame.
“A poor man can’t afford a cheap shirt.” – Source unknown; thanks to Tony Ewell for sending this in.
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 […]
Take my advice. I don’t use it anyway. – Source unknown
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: 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 www.cyberbrahma.com/ is that he understands the game of cricket.« Previous Entries