“It takes a pretty big ego to think the world will end in your lifetime.”
– The estimable Randy Cassingham of This Is True fame.
Apologizing is hard. It means admitting you did something to apologize for. Now … multiply it by everyone who bought your company’s product.
“A poor man can’t afford a cheap shirt.”
– Source unknown; thanks to Tony Ewell for sending this in.
In large organizations, what’s obviously needed isn’t necessarily what’s actually done. Here are eight reasons why.
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.
But in the wrong direction.
By Bob Lewis | June 20, 2016
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Take my advice. I don’t use it anyway.
– Source unknown
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.
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.
In business, playing it safe turns out to be riskier than taking chances.