ManagementSpeak, 4/13/2015

By Bob Lewis | April 13, 2015
Topics: ManagementSpeak | No Comments »

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ManagementSpeak: Your position is safe.

Translation: As soon as we find a replacement for you, you’re history.

This week’s contributor is, however, irreplaceable.

Static: It’s what makes things obsolete

By Bob Lewis | April 13, 2015
Topics: Career Management, Industry Commentary, Organizational Effectiveness, Technology | 3 Comments »

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No matter where you look, dynamic relationships are replacing statically defined ones.

Great Quotations, 4/6/2015

By Bob Lewis | April 6, 2015
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“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker

 ”Infrastructure eats it for lunch.” – Scott Lee and Bob Lewis

The Importance of Being Current

By Bob Lewis | April 6, 2015
Topics: Architecture, Industry Commentary, Process Management and Improvement, Strategy and Tactics | 16 Comments »

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Obsolescence can result in the Stockholm Syndrome, where old technology is the captor and it’s your business that’s being held hostage.

ManagementSpeak, 3/30/2015

By Bob Lewis | March 30, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: Take my advice.

Translation: Heaven knows I’m not going to take my own advice.

And today’s contributor was … me.

Hard currency

By Bob Lewis | March 30, 2015
Topics: Architecture, Policies and Procedures | 19 Comments »

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When it comes to major releases, stay more or less current. Take it from me. I didn’t.

Not so great quotation

By Bob Lewis | March 23, 2015
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | Comments Off

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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
Topics: ManagementSpeak, NewMS | Comments Off

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.

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