Great Quotation, 7/18/2016

By Bob Lewis | July 18, 2016
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | No Comments »

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“It takes a pretty big ego to think the world will end in your lifetime.”

– The estimable Randy Cassingham of This Is True fame.

Apologies at Scale

By Bob Lewis | July 18, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, NewPost, Process Management and Improvement, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 2 Comments »

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Apologizing is hard. It means admitting you did something to apologize for. Now … multiply it by everyone who bought your company’s product.

Great Quotation, 7/11/2016

By Bob Lewis | July 11, 2016
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“A poor man can’t afford a cheap shirt.”

– Source unknown; thanks to Tony Ewell for sending this in.

Potholes on the road to IT management

By Bob Lewis | July 11, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Metrics, Office Politics, Organizational Effectiveness, Policies and Procedures, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 2 Comments »

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In large organizations, what’s obviously needed isn’t necessarily what’s actually done. Here are eight reasons why.

ManagementSpeak, 7/5/2016

By Bob Lewis | July 5, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: This is not a witch hunt.  We just need transparent and open answers about exactly what happened here.

Translation: This is a witch hunt — if we can’t find a scapegoat, we’ll end up taking the blame ourselves.

Today’s contributor didn’t want to be on the wrong end of a witch hunt, so he asked to remain anonymous.

New Jersey leads the way

By Bob Lewis | July 5, 2016
Topics: Industry Commentary, Metrics | 9 Comments »

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But in the wrong direction.

Great Quotation, 6/20/2016

By Bob Lewis | June 20, 2016
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Take my advice. I don’t use it anyway.

– Source unknown

The Great KJR 2016 Election Real-time Fact Checking Challenge

By Bob Lewis | June 20, 2016
Topics: Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 10 Comments »

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Getting to real-time fact-checking could change the face of politics when it shows up. The same technologies could change your business even earlier.

ManagementSpeak, 6/13/2016

By Bob Lewis | June 13, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: I have an opportunity for you.

Translation: I need a patsy to take the fall on this project when it fails.

Our old friend and frequent ManagementSpeak contributor William Adams understands how to avoid becoming a patsy.

Playing it safe isn’t safe

By Bob Lewis | June 13, 2016
Topics: Career Management, Industry Commentary, Leadership, Metrics, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy and Tactics | 16 Comments »

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In business, playing it safe turns out to be riskier than taking chances.

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