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"I'm glad to see that almost everyone has been taking advantage of the new executive fitness center."
Tags:fitness, fit, gym, gyms, muscle, muscles, muscular, health, buff, workout, workouts, working out, weight lifting, weight lifter, weight lifers, lifting weights, exercise, exercising, board room, board rooms, meeting room, meeting, meetings, meeting rooms, office, offices, fitness center, fitness centers, fitness centre, fitness centres, coworker, coworkers, scrawny, little, out of shape, in shape, body builder, bodybuilder, body builders, bodybuilders
"How about some little pads and pencils?"
Tags:the round table, king arthur, medieval times, monarchy, olden days, the olden days, meeting, meetings, board meeting, board meetings, business meeting, business meetings, suggestion, suggestions, board room, board rooms, government, mythology, knights of the round table, knights, english mythology, democracy, democratic, camelot, knights of camelot
"We want to include you in this decision without letting you affect it."
Tags:senior, seniors, seniority, sage nodding, yes man, yes men, yes-man, yes-men, lip service, businessman, businessmen, meeting, meetings, board, boardroom, board room, exec, execs, executive, executives, career, careers, big business, corporate, corporation, corporations, day job, offices, office job, office drone, office drones, include, included, really mean, say what you mean, decision, decisions
"Damn it, Farrell, if you're going to blow the whistle, blow it!"
Tags:whistle, whistles, whistler, whistling, whistleblower, whistleblowers, whistle blowers, whistle blower, meeting, meetings, anticipate, anticipates, anticipating, anticipation, suspense, live in suspense, living in suspense, wait, waits, waiting, other shoe, other shoe to drop, nervous, nervousness, torture, tortures, torturing, boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, ref, referee, referees, refereeing, impatient, impatience, lose patience, losing patience
"'Meetingpalooza' sounded better in the brochure."
Tags:lollapalooza, board, boards, board meeting, board room, director, directors, board of governors, governing, govern, governs, meeting, meetings, business meeting, corporate, corporation, corporations, office life, offices, office meeting, executive, exec, execs, executive meeting, working, worker, working life, office drone, office drones, conference, conferences, bored, boring, bores, bore, modern world, modern life, waste, wasting, wasting time, waste of time
'I have good news and bad news. The problem is, I don't know which is which.'
"Just once I'd like to see us pass something on a voice vote."
Tags:horse, horses, board room, board rooms, business meeting, business meetings, board meeting, board meetings, vote, votes, business executive, business executives, executive, executives, neigh, neighing, voice vote, voice votes, anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic, policy, policies, making policy, passing policy, business policy
'Would you please send in one of my 'yes-man' to break this tie?'
"Oops! Wrong plug."
"All power to the board of directors!"
"I certainly hope you're not going to give me any trouble!"
Tags:business man, business men, business person, business people, businessman, businessmen, business person, business executive, business executives, business manager, business managers, manager, managers, boss, bosses, the boss, board room, boards rooms, meeting room, meeting rooms, conference room, conference rooms, intimidate, intimidation, threat, threatening, power play, power-play, bully, bullying, bullied, office bully, office bullies, coerce, coerced, subdue, subdued, terrify, terrified, workplace bully, workplace bullying, workplace bullies, power trip, power-trip
'In these estimates, I've tried, like always, to err on the side of total lunacy.'
"Today, gentlemen, we trade in the brute force of the T. Rex for the cunning of the raptor."
Tags:t. rex, tyrannosaurus, tyrannosaurus rex, combine, combines, combining, corporate merger, corporate mergers, merger, mergers, board room, boardroom, boardroom meeting, boardroom meetings, board room meeting, board room meetings, corporate power, corporate culture, corporate terminology, manager, managers, management, upper management, juvenile
'And Mr. Hedgly's proposal passed 8-1, with our former board member, Mr. Simms, casting the only 'nay' vote.'
"We're grateful that you're here, Wilson, considering that you were chairjacked this morning."
Tags:board meeting, board meetings, boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, territory, territories, territorial, violent, violence, table, tables, meeting, meetings, musical chairs, chair, chairs, seat, seats, seating, executive, executives, immature, immaturity, annoying, annoyance, annoyances
'To put it simply, our policy just isn't complicated enough.'
'To begin with, I'd like to apologise for my behavior at our recent meeting!'
The Chairperson must be empowered to ensure that no individual or individuals dominate the meeting and discourage others from having their say.
'This is the most dysfunctional company I've ever seen. Everyone is in complete denial about the elephant in the boardroom!'
'He's 'old school', he still drinks coffee at meetings.'
"First of all, this meeting never happened."
Tags:meeting, meetings, witness, witnesses, witnessing, secret, secrets, secrecy, top secret, spill the beans, spills the beans, spilling the beans, business meeting, business meetings, boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, classified, classified information, conspiracy, conspiracies, criminal conspiracy, criminal conspiracies
"And I'm sure no one will mind if we fold a few clothes while we talk."
Tags:laundry, laundry basket, laundry baskets, laundry day, washing, fold, folds, folding, multitask, multitasks, multitasking, multitasker, multitaskers, stereotype, stereotypes, boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, meeting, meetings, gender, gender stereotype, gender stereotypes, executive, executives, housework, homemaker, homemakers, clothing, woman, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, chore, chores, doing chores
"That was a fine report, Barbara. But since the sexes speak different languages, I probably didn't understand a word of it."
Tags:report, reports, sexism, sexist, misogynist, misogynists, misogyny, business, businesses, corporate culture, boys club, boys clubs, boys' club, boys' clubs, club, clubs, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, women in the workplace, communicate, communicates, communication style, communication styles, sex difference, sex differences, gender, gender difference, gender differences, gender divide, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps, boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, psychobabble, psychology, feminist, feminists, feminism
'Speaking for myself and every other right-thinking person...'
'We have to go back to thinking 'inside' the box.'