ManagementSpeak: You should be able to knock this out in a couple of hours.

Translation: I’ve never done one myself, but you report to me, so I obviously know how long it should take you better than you do.

My source didn’t need hours to spot the phrase that doesn’t pay and share it with us. Sadly, I don’t have permission to give credit where it’s due.

ManagementSpeak: Let’s do this as a team.

Translation: We’re going to do this my way.

I’m delighted to have Henry Hojnacki, who contributed this week’s entry, on the KJR team. Why don’t you join too? We never have enough ManagementSpeaks in our data hopper.