ManagementSpeak, 1/9/2017

By Bob Lewis | January 10, 2017
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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ManagementSpeak: That’s a great call-out.

Translation: Gee, thanks for pointing out another of my deficiencies.

Thanks to this week’s contributor for pointing out that for his manager, “another of my deficiencies” is reliance on phrases like “that’s a great call-out.”

A Management Bestiary, Part II

By Bob Lewis | January 10, 2017
Topics: Career Management, Leadership, NewPost, Office Politics | 6 Comments »

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Piranhas try to kill you one small bite at a time. To survive them remember, there’s strength in numbers for you, too.

ManagementSpeak, 1/2/2017

By Bob Lewis | January 2, 2017
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ManagementSpeak: As my fortune cookie said, “Those who take the risks get the rewards.”

Translation: Mr. Fortune Cookie doesn’t work here anymore.

Regular correspondent and contributor L.T. once again provides an observation of the business office.

A Management Bestiary, Part I

By Bob Lewis | January 2, 2017
Topics: Leadership, NewPost, Office Politics | 17 Comments »

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When dealing with screamers, keep your cool

Great Quotation, 12/19/2016

By Bob Lewis | December 19, 2016
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“Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.”

– Novelist Peter DeVries, although my dad always gave Sam Goldwyn the credit

A holiday card to the industry, 2016

By Bob Lewis | December 19, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Technology | 5 Comments »

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Have a Happy Chanukwansamas! Or, if that doesn’t work for you, enjoy whatever holidays you like to celebrate instead.

Great Quotation, 12/12/2016

By Bob Lewis | December 12, 2016
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“Where once were vertebrae is now a tangle

  From constant kissing at an awkward angle.”

– James Cagney, describing sycophantic director Merle LeRoy.

Where post-factualism began

By Bob Lewis | December 12, 2016
Topics: Business Ethics, Industry Commentary, Leadership, NewPost, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 16 Comments »

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Post-factualism didn’t begin with Internet trolls. It began with works of fiction.

Great Quotation, 12/5/2016

By Bob Lewis | December 5, 2016
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“We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.”

– Oscar Romero y Galdamez, suggested by my friend and long-time subscriber, Greg Fetter.

Why EUC and Shadow IT are inescapable

By Bob Lewis | December 5, 2016
Topics: Career Management, Metrics, Office Politics, Organizational Effectiveness, Policies and Procedures, Strategy and Tactics | 3 Comments »

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Doing things the “right way” might benefit the business. That doesn’t mean it benefits anyone in the business.

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