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ManagementSpeak: Your position is safe. Translation: As soon as we find a replacement for you, you’re history. This week’s contributor is, however, irreplaceable.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker ”Infrastructure eats it for lunch.” – Scott Lee and Bob Lewis
ManagementSpeak: Take my advice. Translation: Heaven knows I’m not going to take my own advice. And today’s contributor was … me.
“I told you so!” – Battle cry of every spouse who wants to be an ex-spouse
ManagementSpeak: Your position has been eliminated. Translation: You solved our problems — thank you very much — now get lost. This week’s anonymous contributors solved one of KJR’s problems — our ongoing need for fresh ManagementSpeaks. You can too — just keep your ears open and send in the offending phrases.
“An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.” – John Tukey, Statistician
ManagementSpeak: Solve. Translation: Determine the number of actual working employees you must fire in order to balance your budget and unbalance the organization. Thanks go to this week’s contributor, who solved our need for a great ManagementSpeak while pointing out that “solve” doesn’t always mean “do math.”
“The problem with the future is that when it shows up, I’m always older.” — Unknown
ManagementSpeak: We will have upper management visitors in our offices on Friday. Those are typically days we like to make the greatest production possible. I suggest looking for customer-facing time, in the field, closing those last orders of the week. We all want to maximize our sales efforts and be as productive as we can. […]
“Three may keep a secret if two are dead.” — Ben Franklin« Previous Entries