"I used to think that, too.""What are the 'next steps'?""I can see why you might think that.""I don't need the details.""I think what X is trying to say is..."
Nods while pretending to take notes"You might be right""I'm a bit of a visionary"Repeats what someone else said, but very slowlySteps out for a phone call
"Well, thease are the facts."Draws a Venn diagramPEOPLE TRYING TO LOOK SMART IN MEETINGS BINGO
(free square)
Encourages people to "take a step back""At the end of the day..."
"Why don't you summarize again for everyone else?""We need to wrap our heads around this.""Please get back to us on this"
Making someone else do the work and report back.
"Let's just get to the bottom line."Paces around the room
"You did a great job on that, X."
Showing their in the position to judge and condescend.
"How can we productize this?"Will this scale?""Let's put a stake in the ground""Sorry, I was multitasking."
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