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"Under new business: Peterson, at Hammond Point Beach, reports that a person in the water is flailing about and calling for help. Peterson wants to know what action, if any, he should take."
Tags:rescue, rescuing, initiative, meeting, meetings, inefficient, inefficiency, life guard, life-guard, lifeguards, discuss, discussing, discussion, business, businesses, boardroom, boardrooms, problem, problems, decision, decisions, indecisive, agenda, agendas, bureaucracy, bureaucratic, bureaucracy, pointless, initiatives
'I like your initiative. You've got the job.'
"You have not shown initiative because I never asked you to?"
'Obviously, for Ben's proposal to really take off, he'll need a longer runway than our little company can provide!'
'Okay - let's take this bold initiative and whittle it down to something we can all ignore.'
'Property ownership is SO nineties! Gerald and I sold our house to a private consortia and are leasing back.'
'A raise might destroy their initiative. The good old carrot and stick bonus keeps them focused.'
'Your proposal is innovative, Unfortunately we won't be able to use it because we've never tried something like this before,'
"Your resume shows you have had numerous jobs and in all of them you were rather invisible."
'When are you going to show some INITIATIVE, Findley?', 'When you TELL me to, sir!'
"He started at the bottom and found it to be his comfort zone."
Jenny's Lemonade and Mortgage Refinancing (with backward 'e's).
'What! Nobody thought to bring a paddle?'
"My gut instinct tells me we should move fast on the Gunderson deal. What does yours tell you?"
Bureaucracy gone mad!
'The investment trainer told us to innovate and push the envelope, but I'd rather just push the send button.'
Tags:management, corporate, company, companies, management trainers, management training, office workers, office work, platitudes, cliches, pushing the envelope, push the envelope, email, emailing, e-mail, computers, tech, technology, motivational speakers, motivational trainers, motivational training, innovation, stagnation, initiative, motivation
Caveman turning the wheel into a bar.
"I can't recall a time when I've seen quite so many grassroot initiatives!"
Tags:political, grassroot, grassroots, initiative, initiative, worms, earthworms, grassroot movements, grass-root movement, grass-root movemnts, grass-root, grass-roots, worm, earthworm, reforms, reform, grassroot movement, policy, activist, activists, activism, citizen, citizens, citizen activism, political action group, governing, government, partisan
'Think outside the box, but not outside your job description.'
Gov't think tank initiative...to offset costs of daily visits to elderly to requiring them to undertake other duties
"If you find anything else wrong, just go ahead and fix it."
Tags:hospital, hospitals, doctor, doctors, surgeon, surgeons, surgery, surgeries, operation, operations, patient, patients, nurse, operating room, operating rooms, or, o.r., medicine, medical, fix, repair, wrong, permission, getting it over with, do it all at once, exploratory, exploratory surgery, exploratory surgeries, fix, fixes, fix it, fixing it, mechanic, mechanics, initiative, taking initiative
'It's almost five o'clock. Barstow should start showing some initiative any moment now.'
"I won't miss Michelle Obama."
Tags:vegetable, vegetables, school, cafeteria, cafeterias, schools, school lunches, health living, health food, health foods, healthy eating campaign, dietician, dieticians, nutritionist, nutritionists, dietitian, dietitians, school lunch, first lady, first ladies, michelle obama, healthy diet, healthy diets, active lifestyle, active lifestyles, initiative, campaign, campaigns, initiatives, obama administration, obama legacy