Great Quotations, 4/25/2016

By Bob Lewis | April 25, 2016
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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“Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.”

– H. Mumford Jones

The new everything

By Bob Lewis | April 25, 2016
Topics: Architecture, Cloud, Industry Commentary, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy and Tactics | 1 Comment »

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There’s little as overhyped these days than Digital. And yet, Digital matters. Possibly a lot.

ManagementSpeak, 4/18/2016

By Bob Lewis | April 18, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: We will discuss this later.

Translation: Forget it, and get out of my office.

Something to not forget – I need a new ManagementSpeak every week, just to keep up.

No offense …

By Bob Lewis | April 18, 2016
Topics: Business Ethics, Industry Commentary, Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, Policies and Procedures | 5 Comments »

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Healthy work environments depend on good-natured give and take. But even the most good-natured give and take can cause offense. Now what?

ManagementSpeak, 4/11/2016

By Bob Lewis | April 11, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Perception is nine-tenths of the law.

Translation: I really shouldn’t be allowed to speak to people … or own sharp things.

This week’s contributor owns something particularly sharp — an ear for the absurd phrase.

It’s my turn to be the victim!

By Bob Lewis | April 11, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership, Policies and Procedures | 8 Comments »

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Fair is fair. You got to be the victim yesterday.

ManagementSpeak, 4/4/2015

By Bob Lewis | April 4, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Let’s take this offline.

Translation: Stop it. You’re embarrassing both of us.

I’ve heard this one lots of times, and have no intention of embarrassing any of the parties involved by identifying them.

Polite-ical correctness

By Bob Lewis | April 4, 2016
Topics: Business Ethics, Leadership | 16 Comments »

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Is political correctness really ruining this country?

ManagementSpeak, 3/28/2016

By Bob Lewis | March 28, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: We’re aligning our staffing with our core objectives.

Translation: Marketing is gaining a headcount, and IT is losing one.

With this fine entry we can add J. MacKenzie as another headcount in our ManagementSpeak source roster.

A mathematical theory of team optimization

By Bob Lewis | March 28, 2016
Topics: Organizational Design, Organizational Effectiveness | 7 Comments »

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Ever wonder why big teams are slower than small teams? All you need to understand the answer is a bit of calculus.

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