Witch – Rhymes with…
Warlock – Male version of a witch.
Werewolf – the person who agrees with everything you say, then transforms and bites you in the back.
Witches brew – The gossip and destructive conversations taking place in the parking lot.
Frankenstein – The (misunderstood) monster with good intentions.
Black cat – The omen creeping into meetings that has everyone focused on “all the reasons we won’t succeed.”
Carved Pumpkins – The good ideas getting sacrificed for the sake of company rituals or history.
Dracula – The person sucking the life out of meetings.
Bats – Harmless “issues” that flutter about the office, scaring and distracting everyone.
Costume – What people say and wear when they don’t want to speak the truth in meetings.
Candy – Cheap, meaningless praise meant to win people’s dedication and loyalty.
Zombies – The destructive stories that never seem to die as people insist on repeating them.
Ghosts – Outdated legacy attitudes, approaches and behaviors that people refuse to move beyond.
Thankfully, Halloween (and thus, this destructive glossary) happens only once a year. Is today the day your team turns the page of the calendar, and accelerates the building of a culture that is home to more productive elements?