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