ManagementSpeak, 11/17/2014

By Bob Lewis | November 17, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I need to broaden my skillset and take on new responsibilities.

Translation: I’m padding my resume.

Greg Duvall adds ManagementSpeaking to his skillsets.

Technical architecture’s irreducible core

By Bob Lewis | November 17, 2014
Topics: Architecture, Industry Commentary, NewPost | 8 Comments »

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The irreducible core is a set of design principles. It might not get you to the finish line, but it will get everyone pointed in the right direction.

ManagementSpeak, 11/10/2014

By Bob Lewis | November 10, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I’ll get back to you after I can access my database.

Translation: I’m too lazy to pull out my smartphone and check my cloud.

And thanks to this week’s anonymous contributor, who’s got his head in the sky.

Tips for a small office

By Bob Lewis | November 10, 2014
Topics: NewPost, Policies and Procedures, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 20 Comments »

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Small businesses aren’t just like big ones only with shorter employees. Some thoughts for managing IT in this sort of environment.

ManagementSpeak, 11/3/2014

By Bob Lewis | November 3, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: He isn’t a good fit.

Translation: I don’t like him.

But we like Dave Reiser for submitting such a perceptive example of ManagementSpeak in action.

Election day ponderings

By Bob Lewis | November 3, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership, NewPost, Office Politics, Organizational Effectiveness | 13 Comments »

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Political liberalism and conservatism are talked about as opposites, but aren’t. How many of your business conflicts are like that too?

Great Quotation, 10/27/2014

By Bob Lewis | October 27, 2014
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

“Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.”

- Slovenian proverb

Notes about notes

By Bob Lewis | October 27, 2014
Topics: Career Management, Leadership, NewPost, Office Politics, Organizational Effectiveness | 13 Comments »

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Responsible for meeting notes? Don’t be annoyed. You have the second-most-important job in the meeting.

ManagementSpeak, 10/20/2014

By Bob Lewis | October 20, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: Innovation is about doing more with less.

Translation: We have no interest in innovating around here, only in squeezing the bottom line.

This week’s anonymous contributor kept the source of the quote anonymous as well, describing the speaker only as “leader of a corporation you’d recognize.”

The best uses for spare cash?

By Bob Lewis | October 20, 2014
Topics: Business Ethics, Industry Commentary, Leadership, Metrics, Strategy and Tactics | 3 Comments »

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Boards of directors are more interested in “financial engineering” than product engineering. This just might partially be your fault. Here’s why.

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