Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"I thank you all for having a strike today"

The everyday work and drama of restructuring a business, whether it is as a result of a merger, a rollup, an integration or simply to rescue a business, can be pretty amazing, in good and bad.

You do find yourself frequently communicating to various stakeholders trying to inspire them to take action in the right direction. Erik actually spent the time to catalog the best phrases that came out from his gut. Funny as hell!

In my recent 18-company rollup across multiple cultures, I uttered many of these phrases, probably a few that would be censored, as sometimes certain cultures only react, instead of "act".