Archive for September, 2014
KJRSpeak: Not that many years ago I felt like a million bucks. Now, in exchange for just a few bucks, I feel like I’m a million years old. Thanks to this week’s contributor to the KJR neoquote collection.
When liking your job, your manager and your company is the problem, what’s the solution?
ManagementSpeak: We will consider the totality of the circumstances in making our decision. Translation: We’ve already made the decision. We’ll cherry-pick the evidence and logic that fits it. And thanks to Tom Reid, who cherry-picked this excellent phrase to share with the KJR community.
Leadership lessons from Adrian Peterson? Not exactly.
ManagementSpeak: I want you to own this project. Translation: I don’t want to be bothered with this project. Thanks to “Bob from Phoenix” for being bothered enough to send this in.
It isn’t that hard. Mostly, it means redefining “success.”
ManagementSpeak: Give me a fully landscaped example to demonstrate the benefits. Translation: Give me a lot of gory details. A summary just isn’t going to cut it. Hmmm. I might use this one! Congrats to both the correspondent who suggested it, and the manager who coined it.
Proofs, that is. Usually, they barely count as evidence.
“If we can’t learn from our mistakes, what’s the point in making them?” “Cy the Cynic,” from Frank Stewart’s bridge column
Covert operations are projects, too, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that the two have strong parallels.