実践ビジネス英語 2018/3/29 #実践ビジネス英語 L24 Learnings from Work (5)
29 木 Lesson24 Learnings from Work (5)
Grace says employees don’t do well when they’re constantly pressured by their boss and that trusting one’s staff is extremely important. Salmans describes his previous workplace as managed strictly from above and full of fear and rivalry. Grace says good leaders are open-minded and welcome feedback and praises Pearson for being that kind of leader.
breath down someone’s neck 付きまとう
Pressure someone to do something. Monitor them very closely. Like, we’re standing right behind them, our impatient breach on their neck. You could say, “The client is breathing down my neck to finish this immediately.” Or, I’ve been breathing down his neck to clean the house.
come down to に行き着く、つまるところーである。
This is the essential point. The key factor in a situation or an issue. Successful human relations often come down to courtesy, for example.
Salmans says, “The management style was totally top-down.” It was controlled by the top people. You know, they decided what would be done and they didn’t get input from people on the lower levels.
bottom up management 下から上への経営管理
power tripper 露骨に権力を誇示する人、威張り散らす人
A power tripper flaunts their power, they enjoy seeing other people, you know, succumb to their authority. We also say someone is on a power trip. You know, they’re doing something to get that sense of power to enjoy it. For example, Michael’s on such a power trip since he got promoted. He’s always ordering people around
power trip 権力をほしいままにしている
ego trip 独善的な行為 ひとりよがり
make a point of つとめて〜する、必ず〜する
Make sure to do something that we think is important. Like, he makes a point of reading three newspapers a day. Or, she makes a point of replying to emails within 24 hours.
admit one’s mistake 自分の間違いを認める
at the end of the day 結局は、最終的には
Ultimately or after everything has been considers. Things like, at the end of the day, companies have to put profits first. Or, at the end of the day, the most important thing in life is friends and family.
The buck stops with him 彼が最終責任をとる
Final responsibility is with him. Rests with him. President Harry Truman made ah, this sort of expression famous. He said that the buck stops here. Meaning he, as president, had ultimate responsibility for everything. And that one comes from “pass the buck.” Which means “shift responsibility or blame to someone else, try to escape responsibility that is ours.
Such as, he blamed his assistant for missing the deadline. But that’s passing the buck. It’s his responsibility.
pass the buck 責任を転嫁する、たらい回しにする
Down at the bottom, Salmans says, “There was a mosaic near my university.”
Do what you love, love what you do. 自分が好きなことをしなさい。自分がしていることに愛着を持ちなさい。
There are a number of sayings in English that mirror themselves like this. Ah, another famous one is “Eat to live. Don’t live to eat.” So, eat what is necessary to keep you healthy and give you energy.
Don’t just shove all the food in your face because you love it.
put something into practice 実践する、実行する
Apply a philosophy or an idea to actual life. You know,to practical existence. A company manager might say, “We’re going to put the open office idea into practice at the beginning of the next fiscal year. So instead of assigned seats, everyone can sit wherever they like on any day.
piece of wisdom 見識、知恵
No one has all the answers. だれも全ての答えを持っていなし。
Grace says, “Experience has taught them that no one has all the answers.”
No one knows everything. No one is right all the time. I often think, no self-help book has all the answers. There’s no set of rules that will work for every person in every situation.
keep one’s eye on the big picture
clarify the picture 全体像を明確にする
get the picture 状況を理解する
picture perfect 絵に描いたような、完璧な
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