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'When I talked about, 'fundamental changes to chore practices to align ourselves with a changing business environment', I was referring to more than you moving your desk closer to the window.'
'It's not a question of 'What have you done for me lately', Hargrove - It's 'What can you do for me tomorrow'.'
"Well, that was another wasted meeting. J.B. should be called the chairman of the bored!"
"Yes, I'm sure! The Failure Virus! It just wiped out Sales and Accounting, and it's headed YOUR way!"
'We asked for your motivational goals for the coming year and these were the most popular answers.'
"There are exceptions. Sometimes it's possible to have buzz without any hype whatsoever."
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'We need to show the company's caring side so fire someone and then get the chauffeur to drive them home.'
'By now, you've probably noticed that a corporate culture which values candor and a free exchange of ideas comes with a price tag!'
'Is this the meeting where it's the end of the world as we know it if we don't come up with 'the big idea' by 5 o'clock.'
'Do you think I'd let a run-of-the-mill guy like you,run the mill?'
Anxious businesswoman headed to 'another fun day at work'
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'The consultant's report concludes that our organization suffers from a culture of indecision. I don't agree but perhaps he's right.'
"You should have anticipated some push back!"
'We're going to need one or two scapegoats. Are there any volunteers?'
"The quarterly results are in. We would like to thank the almighty dollar."
Owning your mistakes at work shows that you hold yourself accountable, and builds trust and credibility.
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"I appreciate the effort Carl, but I don't think you understand the swarm concept."
"It's not what you know, it's who you know."
"It's a concept whose flexibility we try to fully explore, but I wouldn't describe honesty as a policy."
'I wanted out of Corporate America, but I didn't want to go far.'
Conflict: Resolved Continued!!!
'My success stems from my ability to ferret out those people you can fool ALL THE TIME.'
"Remember son. If you want to get ahead in this business, it's not what you know or who you know. It's what you know about who you know."
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'And this is our Office Motivation board.'
'The board's meeting at nine o'clock - You bring the smoke, I'll bring the mirrors.'