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Mr. Larson's tendency to micromanage was getting on Brad's nerves.
"We can't call it restructuring,we did that in '99 and '2002..." "And we used 'reorganisation' in 2000 and 2003." "What about 'strategic reorientation' We haven't done that since 2004."
'Have you tried enjoying the aches and pains?'
'I hope you're not threatened by powerful women, because you're fired.'
'I don't need to go to a gym. One of my classroom management strategies is to circulate frequently around the room. I figure I walk three miles a day.'
'Groupthink isn't working. Lets go to plan B - finding any deviants whom we can fire as scapegoats!'
"Why don't you try learning from your own mistakes?"
'What we need is a decision, not more foot-dragging.'
He then drew a number of smaller pie charts behind the bigger chart. That helped to put it into perspective.
'I have an older brother too, so I know what it's like to be in middle-management.'
'He takes a classic approach to managing risk by letting everyone else take the blame.'
Number 2 in a series of unlikely events: "There's more money in the budget than we know what to do with so you don't need to ask me every time you just need to spend a few hundred quid."
'It's important in management to have that 'get someone else to do it' spirit.'
Under new management. But still no bananas.
'He's our hedge fund manager.'
The Adventures of Morton - Personality Conflict
"I'm told that you respond very well to intimidation."
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'The quality controller has tested our latest product - he'll be out of the hospital in a few weeks...'
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"You're our most ineffective employee, we're moving you to where you can do the least damage."
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'Better safe than sorry Miss Jones.'
Management Through Heredity.
'It's taken me time to adjust to the new management style here.'
'It's not easy being an underachiever... if it weren't for bonuses, I don't know how I'd make it.'