ManagementSpeak: We’re looking for someone with Windows, Linux, and SQL skills.

Translation: We don’t value critical thinking, adaptability, maturity, and good judgment.

But we value accurate translations, like this one from KJR Club member Brian L. Shunamon.

What is a culture of honest inquiry, and how do you create one?

Here’s one place to start: Don’t let anyone hide from logic whose results they don’t like.

Including yourself.

Last week’s column proposed that in our current extraordinary circumstances you consider replacing several employees who “meet expectations” with one exceptional new hire.

It started out as a very different column, all about valuing and preserving the people you have. I hated the column’s conclusions.