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Old 01-03-14, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Do you work for government? Did you get that from the Handbook of Vague and Undefinable Phrases For Use In Memos and Internal Press Releases?

Sounds like the stuff that floats around places I've worked.

But what does it really mean?
In addition to running a multi-million dollar retail business, it's also within my scope of responsibility to develop, train, and discipline those managers who report to me. The people development part is performance management. My resolution is to correct undesired behaviors and recognize and reward desired performance more quickly and decisively.
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Old 01-03-14, 10:59 PM
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I'm now 8 months from turning 50. That's sort of a scary thought even though I know it shouldn't be.
Two of my goals this year:
1. Commute by bike at least twice a week every week no matter the weather.
2. Ride enough to be ready for a 50+ mile ride on my 50th birthday.
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Old 01-04-14, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Duane Behrens View Post
Yeah. I made some resolutions. Wrote them down on a piece of paper.

The dog grabbed the piece of paper. He ate the piece of paper.

I gave him a little treat.


I need to try that next year!

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Old 01-04-14, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Do you work for government? Did you get that from the Handbook of Vague and Undefinable Phrases For Use In Memos and Internal Press Releases? Sounds like the stuff that floats around places I've worked.
"We enhance stockholder value through strategic business initiatives by empowered employees working in new team paradigms."

[-from the cartoon strip "Dilbert"]
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Old 01-04-14, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Duane Behrens View Post
"We enhance stockholder value through strategic business initiatives by empowered employees working in new team paradigms."

[-from the cartoon strip "Dilbert"]
Exactly!!
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Old 01-04-14, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Exactly!!
Here are a couple of educational paragraphs on military and corporate doublespeak, and how and why they came into being:

http://books.google.com/books?id=6VJ...espeak&f=false
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Old 01-04-14, 08:45 PM
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More biking in 2014 and hopefully losing weight.
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Old 01-05-14, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by lasauge View Post
I have one traditional style resolution, and that's to cut back on my drinking...

...of coffee at work. I have no plans to stop drinking coffee or tea (which I drink by the pot when I'm at home), but at work I guzzle coffee and it's gotten out of hand lately. I can't go two hours without coffee, and that's absurd.

Less traditionally, I've resolved that this summer I'll finally quit the worthless but pretty well-paying job I've held for the past six years, go for a long bike tour, then come back (or just stop somewhere on the trip?) and find a new line of work entirely.
you have piqued my curiosity... what kind of work do you do?
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Old 01-05-14, 05:11 PM
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I don't tend to make resolutions. I think the Nike Slogan works for me.
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Old 01-05-14, 07:54 PM
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Your prediction has come true. They call it the delete button. Just go edit the evil double post and choose delete. Give it no reason for deletion and your post will disappear below the waves just like Atlantis.
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As I replied to a thread someplace other than here asking, "What year is it"?

It is MMXIV, so don't be carving MMXIII on your stone liths.

With that let's just hope to see each other next year admonishing each other to carve MMXV.
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Old 01-06-14, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by mister View Post
In addition to running a multi-million dollar retail business, it's also within my scope of responsibility to develop, train, and discipline those managers who report to me. The people development part is performance management. My resolution is to correct undesired behaviors and recognize and reward desired performance more quickly and decisively.
But please, don't put Dilbert out of work.
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