What Boss says is important but what s/he is trying to communicate is very important for your professional growth. At one point of in my career, I was having a boss who was having an extra polite voice and amazing personality. He was soft spoken but quite efficient in communicating what he wanted to communicate. After working for some time, I had started understanding the real meaning of his very sweet communication. Let me quote some, hope you will enjoy.
What to understand
|I would appreciate, if this can be completed by today.
|Do not leave the office without completing this task.
|Things can be made better, You need to help your team in understanding the issue in details.
|You are the stupid boss of an incompetent team.
|We need to have enough human resources in buffer to deal with emerging capacity constraint.
|Recruit new people and fire the existing incompetents.
|Maybe, you can accompany the team to complete the work till late evening.
|You are also to stay late with your team so that the work is done.
|I see lot of you are sitting together for project meeting – is it necessary??
|Stop gossiping; eating biscuit and tea.
|Mr. Y is a grate visionary but somehow his project is not producing the desired result.
|Mr. Y can only talk and not good at work.
|Mr. Z has learned many new things by practice only by doing practice.
|Mr. Z has no formal education and work like donkey.
|I would appreciate if you mark to me in all email having financial implication.
|Nobody is going to spend a penny without my formal approval.
|Director is supposed to practice discretionary power in the best interest of the organization.
|Throw institutional process to dust bin and do what I am saying.
|I have agreed with Mr. X that he would be moving on to explore new avenue.
|Mr. X is fired.
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