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“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.” — Mark Twain
ManagementSpeak: Our consolidation means that our internal apps will now be supported by the same team that developed them. Translation: The number you have reached is not in service at this time … Correspondent L.T. loves watching companies try to use the “reduce-headcount-to-achieve-prosperity” process … but only from a safe distance.
ManagementSpeak: Mr. Lewis, I would prefer anonymity. Translation: I’m somewhat concerned with reprisal from tiny-brained despots who, if there is a benevolent God, will burn for eternity in the sulphurous bowels of hell. Today’s contributor asked to remain anonymous for reasons I hope are obvious.
ManagementSpeak: I would really value your input on this report. Translation: I haven’t got a clue about this. Thanks to Glenn Williams, our clue-full source, who gets credit by name because, “he’s retired and free from threats of retribution.”
“A good leader inspires other men and women with confidence. A great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Law of Probability Dispersal: whatever it is that hits the fan won’t be evenly distributed.” – Roger Angell
ManagementSpeak: We are reallocating funds on this project. Translation: You’d better be working on your resume. Had this week’s contributor not remained anonymous he might have needed a good resume.
“To a large degree his future is behind him.” – Snippet from a CIA performance review, reported by washingtonpost.com’s Colby Itkowitz
ManagementSpeak: This is a priority to us too, so as soon as the path is clear we are confident we’ll be able to execute and deliver. Translation: I’m going on vacation, so good luck with that. This week’s contributor considered translating this ManagementSpeak to be one of his top priorities.
ManagementSpeak: I need to broaden my skillset and take on new responsibilities. Translation: I’m padding my resume. Greg Duvall adds ManagementSpeaking to his skillsets.« Previous Entries