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Archive for the ‘I’ Category

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Ship It!


2012
12.31

Ship It! – It’s ready to go, as complete as it’s going to get, and we are done! Happy New Year!

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Action Item


2012
12.27

Action Item – a to-do taken away from a meeting, discussion, or planning session. Action items must have clear owners.

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Cascade Issues Up


2012
12.05

Cascade Issues Up – to ask for help and gently assign issues to superiors.

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We All Know the Definition of Insanity


2012
11.27

We All Know the Definition of Insanity – you are repetitively trying to do the same thing an expecting a different result (insanity – to do the same thing an expect a different result).

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To Shop an Idea


2012
11.21

To Shop an Idea – to verify that an idea is good by asking for input from a variety of individuals. In particular, to check with key persons in position of power or influence whether they think an idea will succeed or to ask for their buy in.

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Idea Shower


2011
03.30

Idea Shower [ahy-dee-uh shou-her] – a brainstorming session with lots of rapid-fire ideas being shared. These may occur at the beginning of a project, during a design session or during a crisis.

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If the Shoe Fits


2011
03.13

If the Shoe Fits [if the shoo fits] – if you are able to complete the job, do it. If you are a good person to blame, accept it.

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Book It


2011
03.10

Book It [book it] – 1) Hurry, rush, do it faster. 2) Schedule a meeting or appointment with appropriate resources (ink it in on your calendar, pencil it in on mine). 3) Reserve a conference room or resource.

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Growth Industry


2010
01.10

Growth Industry [grohth in-duh-stree] – a business sector or potential market that is quickly growing; an area where several competitors are focusing.