Step Up to the Plate

Lately I’ve been feeling bullish about leveraging innovations and making them top of mind. But I realize that going forward we’ll have to step up to the plate and kick it up a notch so we don’t get behind the eight ball.

With just-in-time paradigm shifts, we’ll empower key target markets to embrace enterprise solutions and create a win-win for stakeholders. You see, if we just raise the bar, we can take it to the next level. We can bring it. And bring it on.

Since we’re all on the same page and thinking outside the box, let’s touch base on utilizing collaborative tools to increase mindshare and build infrastructure before we run out of bandwidth. Together we can push it live.

Is everyone on board?

(Inspiration: Stepping up to the Plate, from Bill Walsh’s Blogslot)

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7 Responses to Step Up to the Plate

  1. Paul says:

    When mixing metaphors, sometimes you gotta take the bull by the hand. It’s not rocket surgery, after all.

  2. Dad says:

    Karl, you sometimes delight me with your wit, and tonight is one of those times. Having retired from that world (in which many people are addicted to the use of business-speak) a year ago, it’s a kick to be reminded of how ridiculous it can sound. Funny. Thanks.

  3. Paul, I was told that if you do that to a bull, you can get hand in glove disease.

  4. Melissa Schutte says:

    Let’s see, I’ve been at work approximately 30 minutes this morning and have heard almost all of these . . . frightening and comical at the same time.

  5. Aunt Ginny says:

    I agree with Andy. After reading those inspirational phrases also from the perspective of a recent retiree, I quote the great Yogi Bera: “It’s deja vous all over again!”
    You’ve inspired me to go and rewrite my retirement mission statement and rework my five year plan. Using the paradigm from my work experience, I’ll have a two hour meeting and decide nothing except to meet again next week for another two hours.

  6. Hey everyone! A friend at work just pointed out a great game we can play to help us stay awake during buzzword-laden meetings: Bull***t Bingo. Lots of good jargon in there that I missed in my entry.

  7. Sean says:

    Watch out! You’re on the brink of a slipperly slope here. It could have a snowball effect.

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