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 Business Vocabulary: Management Qualities

 

Overhaul: completely change, revise, take apart to repair and reassemble.
synonym:: revamp

Leadership: the ability to guide or shepherd a a group or groups of people towards a common goal or vision.
Slash: to cut. However in the business world it has come to mean reduce extremely, or curtail severely.
synonym:: cutback
to Do List: Just what it says: a written schedule of things to accomplish, usually in the near future. Some like to use post-its and remove them as the task is completed.
Highlight: to emphasize or accentuate, a similar synonym: underline
 definitions, rhymes, you'll mine them here

Fill in the blanks with what you consider is the best answer :

1.  How can we __________ our recently gained production know-how with our clientele without alerting our competetors?
A. Overhaul
B. Leadership
C. Slash
D. to Do List
E. Highlight

2. Company shipping and procurement needs to be __________ . In some areas stock is non-existant, things are dispatched to the wrong address or worse they've arrived and no one knows for weeks!
A. Overhauled
B. Leadershiped
C. Slashed
D. to Do Listed
E. Highlighted

3.  Xavier fumed helplessly, stranded in his broken down Porche and mentally put charging his cell phone on his ____________.
A. Overhaul
B. Leadership
C. Slash
D. to Do List:
E. Highlight

4. Julien, you've ___________ production costs by a whopping 25% and I still have all my assembly workers, how did you do it?

A. Overhauled
B. Leadershiped
C. Slashed
D. to Do List:ed
E. Highlighted

5.  It took every scrap of Isabelle's (Our new C.E.O.)____________ to get the board to vote unanimously for the merger.

A. Overhaul
B. Leadership
C. Slash
D. to Do List:
E.  Highlight

Turnover: the speed that a product comes in and goes out in a firm or number of laborers engaged by an establishment to replace those who have left

Opt out: to make a decision to not to participate
in a course of action
synonym: discontinue

Foresight: careful consideration of what's to come, knowing where the future lies.
synonym: far-sightedness

Timing: co-ordinate an operation at just the right moment.
Wise: profound, to know what is true, having common sense
synonym: shrewd
"get our feet wet": tentatively try something, not go all out but begin in a very small way.
the opposite is: throw caution to the wind

6.  For our investment club project,wouldn't it be ___________ to get our feet wet by using a fantasy or simulation stock market website or should we throw caution to the wind and play the N.Y.S.E. for real?
A. Turnover
B. Opt out
C. Foresight
D. Timing
E.  Wise

7. What's this problem with _____________, can't Rennie keep an employee for more than two weeks?
A. Turnover
B. Opt out
C. Foresight
D. Timing
E. Wise

8. ______________ is so important to the introduction of a new product: too soon and we're not prepared and we might not be able to meet demand, too late and we run the risk of a competitor launching a similar service or copycat device.
A. Turnover
B. Opt out
C. Foresight
D. Timing
E. Wise

9. Without a great deal of ___________ Sylvain would have never changed the focus of an already successful advertising campaign and thus would NOT have captured a 20% increase in market share.
A. Turnover
B. Opt out
C. Foresight
D. Timing
E. Wise

10. Olivier thinks that we should _________ of the acquisition of Mondon Ltd. What's your read on this?
A. Turnover
B. Opt out
C. Foresight
D. Timing
E. Wise

 

Bonus Question: What do you think are the ten most important management skills or personality traits?

 


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