(1). When you sit down with a stockbroker to see if you can glom onto his book of business (or … ahem! … “look for potential synergies“).
“So, I went through a little hand-to-hand combat with Ken and I think we were able to identify a couple of accounts where we could be helpful. He wants us to do it at no charge, of course, which may be a bit of a challenge.”
(1). To advance (at least in the mind of your HR department) to the “next level” through some kind of training or seminar or some other crap.
“Jim, we’d like to send you to Binghampton, New York for a week to attend the company’s Leadership Capability Strategic Initiative training. We think this will help you bridge the gap between your current meaningless role to the all-new meaningless role we have in mind for you.”