ManagementSpeak, 8/18/2014

By Bob Lewis | August 18, 2014
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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ManagementSpeak: I’m a realist.

Translation: I’m a pessimist.

Thanks to this week’s contributor for his realistic translation.

More technology leadership prerequisites

By Bob Lewis | August 18, 2014
Topics: Career Management, Leadership, NewPost, Office Politics, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 2 Comments »

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More for our list of what’s required for technology leadership to be possible: A receptive audience, and a long “epiphany half-life” … that is, persistence.

ManagementSpeak, 8/11/2014

By Bob Lewis | August 11, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I am here to implement change.

Translation: I have no idea what we do or should do, but we will continue to reorganize anyway.

Alternate translation: I have too much time on my hands and need more work.

This week’s anonymous contributor had just enough time on his hands to share this thought with the rest of us.

What technology leadership takes

By Bob Lewis | August 11, 2014
Topics: Career Management, Leadership, Office Politics, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 2 Comments »

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Technology leadership takes more than just making colleagues aware of the next big trend. A lot more.

Great Quotation, 8/4/2014

By Bob Lewis | August 4, 2014
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Clarke’s third law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

- Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Technological wizardry in action

By Bob Lewis | August 4, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, Organizational Effectiveness, Technology | 2 Comments »

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Technology has become routine. Too bad implementing information technology hasn’t become routine.

Great Quotation, 7/28/2014

By Bob Lewis | July 28, 2014
Topics: ManagementSpeak | No Comments »

“If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary.”

- Cicero

Phrases to ban from the language

By Bob Lewis | July 28, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, Policies and Procedures | 9 Comments »

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The First Amendment protects your right to say just about anything that comes to mind. If any of these come to mind, exercise your right to remain silent instead.

ManagementSpeak, 7/21/2014

By Bob Lewis | July 21, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: The first stage of this effort will require 1 to 2 hours one on one time with myself.

Translation: I want the best of everyone’s thinking on this, just as soon as I’ve made up my mind about everything.

Today’s anonymous contributor gave us his best thinking. Why don’t you?

The assumption of pervasive technology

By Bob Lewis | July 21, 2014
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, Technology | 7 Comments »

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“Digitalization” is more than an assemblage of technologies. It’s the assumption of pervasive technology.

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