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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.
ManagementSpeak: Perception is nine-tenths of the law. Translation: I really shouldn’t be allowed to speak to people … or own sharp things. This week’s contributor owns something particularly sharp — an ear for the absurd phrase.
ManagementSpeak: Let’s take this offline. Translation: Stop it. You’re embarrassing both of us. I’ve heard this one lots of times, and have no intention of embarrassing any of the parties involved by identifying them.
ManagementSpeak: We’re aligning our staffing with our core objectives. Translation: Marketing is gaining a headcount, and IT is losing one. With this fine entry we can add J. MacKenzie as another headcount in our ManagementSpeak source roster.
“Life is tough. Three out of three people die, so shut up and deal!” – Ring Lardner« Previous Entries