Back Pocket

1. To have something readily available 2. Trick up your sleeve. 3. To have someone under your control

Blamestorm

When a group meeting turns into coming up with reasons why a deadline wasn’t reached, or why something didn’t work etc.

Bullpen

The slang term given to an area where junior employees are all grouped closely together in a single room, while more senior employees graduate to more spacious work arrangements or individual offices.

C-level

C-level, also called the C-suite, is an adjective used to describe high-ranking executive titles within an organization. C, in this context, stands for chief. Officers who hold C-level positions are typically considered the most powerful and influential members of an organization; consequently,…

Come to Jesus

A time when a polite ultimatum is given, generally followed by a less polite ultimatum, then a threat. Drug and alcohol “interventions” are often referred to as “Come to Jesus” Meetings

Comparing Notes

If two ​people compare ​notes, they ​tell each other what they ​think about something they have both done.

Deep Dive

DeepDive is a technique to rapidly immerse a group or team into a situation for problem solving or idea creation. It is often used for brainstorming product or process development.

Dovetail

To expand upon a fellow employee’s idea.

Expected behavior

The rules of behavior that reflect the values of a group and specify those actions that are appropriate and those that are inappropriate

Glass ceiling

An unacknowledged — and ultimately illegal — barrier to advancement, especially for women and people of color: “In many professions a woman cannot break through the glass ceiling to the upper level of management.” The term dates from the 1980s.

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