KJRSpeak, 1/1/2016

By Bob Lewis | February 2, 2016
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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KJRSpeak: Self-employed friends of mine find themselves being fired on a regular basis.

Thanks to budding epigrammist Matthew Cotton for this bit of quotability.

Why permeability is so safe

By Bob Lewis | February 2, 2016
Topics: Business Ethics, Career Management, Industry Commentary, Leadership, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Policies and Procedures | 8 Comments »

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Shared knowledge isn’t shared until others pay attention to it. That’s what makes embracing permeability a low-risk strategy.

ManagementSpeak, 1/25/2016

By Bob Lewis | January 26, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Our company maintains an open dialogue with all our stakeholders and welcomes their feedback and ideas

Translation: Thank you for your input. Now go away, the adults are talking.

This week’s contributor maintained his open dialog by listening carefully and translating what he heard.

IP Permeability

By Bob Lewis | January 26, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, Policies and Procedures, Strategy and Tactics | 4 Comments »

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That businesses have become more permeable is a fact. Taking advantage of this fact is a choice.

Great(?) Quotation, 1/18/2016

By Bob Lewis | January 18, 2016
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“When you have a hammer, every thumb looks like a problem.” – Yours truly

Great Quotation, 1/11/2016

By Bob Lewis | January 11, 2016
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“The problem of history is that it’s always too late.”

– Tom Toles, Washington Post

Sustainability GAAPs

By Bob Lewis | January 11, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Metrics, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 2 Comments »

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Businesses need continual reinvestment. Continual reinvestment is anything but easy.

ManagementSpeak, 1/4/2016

By Bob Lewis | January 4, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Quick question.

Translation: I don’t have the patience to try to understand a correct answer.

Contributor Eric Johansen was quick-witted enough to question the meaning of “quick question.”

An IT lesson from the subterranean boroughs

By Bob Lewis | January 4, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Policies and Procedures, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 9 Comments »

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The New York subway system’s controls are even more antiquated than your Windows 2003 servers, but the principles of dealing with both are the same.

Great Quotation, 12/21/2015

By Bob Lewis | December 21, 2015
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“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”

– Leonard Nimoy’s final Tweet

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my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

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