Being in upper management must damage certain portions of your brain
The air must be thinner the higher up the management chain you go, or maybe it just gives you more opportunities to look stupid. Like this message:
From: <some upper manager>
Subject: <some subject>
I will try to keep this relatively brief as I know how busy everyone is.
<… 4-page message follows…>
If this is brief, I’d hate to see a “somewhat lengthy” message.