ManagementSpeak: He’s all over the map.

Translation: He knows how to cover the whole landscape, only I don’t want to give him credit for it.

The estimable Frank Hayes provided this example of what managers say and what they really mean.

Douglas Adams put five books into his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy. KJR being a less ambitious undertaking, this will be the last installment in the Keep the Joint Running Centralization/Decentralization Trilogy.

And while Arthur Dent was endangered by the Vogons … the most dangerous bureaucrats in a multidimensional universe … we’re merely trying to avoid creating any more run-of-the-mill corporate bureaucracy than we have to.