ManagementSpeak, 1/19/2015

By Bob Lewis | January 19, 2015
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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ManagementSpeak: Our consolidation means that our internal apps will now be supported by the same team that developed them.

Translation: The number you have reached is not in service at this time …

Correspondent L.T. loves watching companies try to use the “reduce-headcount-to-achieve-prosperity” process … but only from a safe distance.

Time to give up on metrics?

By Bob Lewis | January 19, 2015
Topics: Leadership, Metrics, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Process Management and Improvement | 21 Comments »

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Metrics so often do more harm than good. Maybe it’s time to consider alternatives.

ManagementSpeak, 1/12/2015

By Bob Lewis | January 12, 2015
Topics: ManagementSpeak | No Comments »

ManagementSpeak: Mr. Lewis, I would prefer anonymity.

Translation: I’m somewhat concerned with reprisal from tiny-brained despots who, if there is a benevolent God, will burn for eternity in the sulphurous bowels of hell.

Today’s contributor asked to remain anonymous for reasons I hope are obvious.

Are we all Charlie Hebdo?

By Bob Lewis | January 12, 2015
Topics: Business Ethics, Industry Commentary, Leadership | 10 Comments »

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No we all aren’t. It’s more complicated than that, but then, isn’t everything?

ManagementSpeak, 1/5/2015

By Bob Lewis | January 5, 2015
Topics: ManagementSpeak | No Comments »

ManagementSpeak: I would really value your input on this report.

Translation: I haven’t got a clue about this.

Thanks to Glenn Williams, our clue-full source, who gets credit by name because, “he’s retired and free from threats of retribution.”

KJR Year 20 predictions

By Bob Lewis | January 5, 2015
Topics: Career Management, Industry Commentary | 63 Comments »

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Welcome to KJR’s 20th year. To celebrate, here are three utterly safe predictions for 2015.

Great Quotation, 12/22/2014

By Bob Lewis | December 22, 2014
Topics: ManagementSpeak | Comments Off

“A good leader inspires other men and women with confidence. A great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

A holiday card to the industry, 2014

By Bob Lewis | December 22, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership | 3 Comments »

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Enjoy everything about the season. And don’t listen to the grouches — there’s plenty that’s worth enjoying this time of year.

Great Quotation, 12/15/2014

By Bob Lewis | December 15, 2014
Topics: ManagementSpeak | Comments Off

“Law of Probability Dispersal: whatever it is that hits the fan won’t be evenly distributed.”

- Roger Angell

Insecurity. It isn’t just for psychologists anymore

By Bob Lewis | December 15, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, Policies and Procedures, Technology | 22 Comments »

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The sad state of information security is morphing into the appalling state of information security. With all the money we spend on it, should we be doing better?

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