KJRSpeak, 9/29/2014

By Bob Lewis | September 29, 2014
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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KJRSpeak: Not that many years ago I felt like a million bucks. Now, in exchange for just a few bucks, I feel like I’m a million years old.

Thanks to this week’s contributor to the KJR neoquote collection.

Advice Line lives!

By Bob Lewis | September 29, 2014
Topics: Business Ethics, Career Management, NewPost | 7 Comments »

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When liking your job, your manager and your company is the problem, what’s the solution?

ManagementSpeak 9/22/2014

By Bob Lewis | September 22, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: We will consider the totality of the circumstances in making our decision.

Translation: We’ve already made the decision. We’ll cherry-pick the evidence and logic that fits it.

And thanks to Tom Reid, who cherry-picked this excellent phrase to share with the KJR community.

Unfortunate sports parallels

By Bob Lewis | September 22, 2014
Topics: Business Ethics, Leadership | 10 Comments »

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Leadership lessons from Adrian Peterson? Not exactly.

ManagementSpeak, 9/15/2014

By Bob Lewis | September 15, 2014
Topics: ManagementSpeak | No Comments »

ManagementSpeak: I want you to own this project.

Translation: I don’t want to be bothered with this project.

Thanks to “Bob from Phoenix” for being bothered enough to send this in.

How to prove a proof of concept

By Bob Lewis | September 15, 2014
Topics: Project Management, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 5 Comments »

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It isn’t that hard. Mostly, it means redefining “success.”

ManagementSpeak, 9/8/2014

By Bob Lewis | September 8, 2014
Topics: ManagementSpeak | No Comments »

ManagementSpeak: Give me a fully landscaped example to demonstrate the benefits.

Translation: Give me a lot of gory details. A summary just isn’t going to cut it.

Hmmm. I might use this one! Congrats to both the correspondent who suggested it, and the manager who coined it.

Proofs of concept usually aren’t

By Bob Lewis | September 8, 2014
Topics: Process Management and Improvement, Project Management, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 6 Comments »

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Proofs, that is. Usually, they barely count as evidence.

Great Quotation, 9/1/2014

By Bob Lewis | September 1, 2014
Topics: ManagementSpeak | Comments Off

“If we can’t learn from our mistakes, what’s the point in making them?”

“Cy the Cynic,” from Frank Stewart’s bridge column

Spycraft, project-craft … what’s the difference?

By Bob Lewis | September 1, 2014
Topics: Career Management, Leadership, Project Management | Comments Off

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Covert operations are projects, too, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that the two have strong parallels.

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