Not so great quotation

By Bob Lewis | March 23, 2015
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“I told you so!” – Battle cry of every spouse who wants to be an ex-spouse

The newest “best practice” is an old banned practice.

By Bob Lewis | March 23, 2015
Topics: Architecture, Cloud, Industry Commentary, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy and Tactics, Technology | 1 Comment »

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Not too many years ago, IT was advised to lock things down tightly. No more.

ManagementSpeak, 3/16/2015

By Bob Lewis | March 16, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: Your position has been eliminated.

Translation: You solved our problems — thank you very much — now get lost.

This week’s anonymous contributors solved one of KJR’s problems — our ongoing need for fresh ManagementSpeaks. You can too — just keep your ears open and send in the offending phrases.

Missing the Target

By Bob Lewis | March 16, 2015
Topics: Business Ethics, Industry Commentary, Leadership, NewPost, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategy and Tactics | 8 Comments »

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Target expects to save $2 billion a year from its recent round of layoffs. Too bad it isn’t going to invest it in growth.

Great Quotation, 3/9/2015

By Bob Lewis | March 10, 2015
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“An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.”

- John Tukey, Statistician

Data-informed decisions are alive and well

By Bob Lewis | March 10, 2015
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness | 7 Comments »

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Alive, well, and living in your organization. All it takes is technique, hard work, and a goal of objective decision-making.

ManagementSpeak, 3/2/2015

By Bob Lewis | March 2, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: Solve.

Translation: Determine the number of actual working employees you must fire in order to balance your budget and unbalance the organization.

Thanks go to this week’s contributor, who solved our need for a great ManagementSpeak while pointing out that “solve” doesn’t always mean “do math.”

Evidence-based decision-making’s limitations

By Bob Lewis | March 2, 2015
Topics: Industry Commentary, Leadership, Strategy and Tactics | 8 Comments »

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Evidence-based decision-making is superior to the alternatives. Superior, that is, when and only when you have reliable evidence to use.

Great Quotation, 2/23/2015

By Bob Lewis | February 24, 2015
Topics: ManagementSpeak | Comments Off

“The problem with the future is that when it shows up, I’m always older.” — Unknown

Future tense. Very tense.

By Bob Lewis | February 24, 2015
Topics: Business Ethics, Industry Commentary, Leadership, Technology | 8 Comments »

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When you and a computer disagree, how do you resolve the dispute? It’s a tough question with no simple answer.

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