ManagementSpeak: You’re our expert on this, so I need you to …
Translation: If anything goes wrong, I’ll need you to be the scapegoat.
This week’s contributor is, paradoxically, a ManagementSpeak expert.

ManagementSpeak: One quick question …

Translation: This project will never end.

Alternate translation: This conversation will never end.

Long-time subscriber Conrad Macina explains the difference between a quick question and a quick answer.