ManagementSpeak: Thank you for your insightful suggestion.
Stories by Bob Lewis
MANAGEMENT SPEAK: Check your titles at the door. TRANSLATION: We want to find out who the troublemakers are.
Why do you have two ears but only one mouth? Not, as the cliche would have it, so you'll listen twice as much as you talk. It's so you can experience Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in stereo, of course.
ManagementSpeak: Our mission, vision and values guide our daily business activities.
"Mother, mother ocean / After all the years I've found / My occupational hazard being / My occupation's just not around."
"I view really great strategies as a commodity, and implementations of really great strategies as rare objects."
ManagementSpeak: You've brought up an excellent point.
ManagementSpeak: You need to be adaptable in a highly dynamic environment.
ManagementSpeak: It pays to be flexible in determining your needs.
ManagementSpeak: Thanks for clarifying that point.
ManagementSpeak: In reality ...
ManagementSpeak: Give the users exactly what they ask for.
ManagementSpeak: It's a 50,000-foot view.
ManagementSpeak: We're going to guarantee delivery of a quality product.
ManagementSpeak: One of our core values is to act with a sense of urgency.
You'd think CRM vendors would get customer relationship management right, wouldn't you? Not always. Some practice CEM (customer elimination management), CRM's evil twin, instead, as when a sales representative from one well known CRM vendor refused to talk about the subject with an interested prospect.