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ManagementSpeak, 8/24/2015

Monday, August 24th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: You’re correct to hold me accountable. Translation: I think you’ve forgotten which one of us is the boss. This week’s contributor was correct to share this phrase with the rest of us.

Great Quotation, 8/17/2015

Monday, August 17th, 2015

“I think it is much more interesting to live with uncertainty than to live with answers that might be wrong.” – Richard Feynman

ManagementSpeak, 8/10/2015

Monday, August 10th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: I’m a consultant. Translation: I was laid off. Long-time correspondent William Adams just might hold the record for the most ManagementSpeak contributions, including this excellent example. Why not give him some competition?

ManagementSpeak, 8/3/2015

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

ManagementSpeak: Professional. Translation: Good. This week’s contributor adds to our list of words that used to mean something, but now mostly don’t.

ManagementSpeak, 7/27/2015

Monday, July 27th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: We’d like to thank everyone for stepping up to get this impossible task successfully completed. Translation: Nobody is getting anything additional for their overtime, and we don’t have anything in the budget for bonuses. This week’s anonymous contributor got nothing for providing this week’s entry, except for the satisfaction of sharing his insight with […]

Great Quotation, 7/20/2015

Monday, July 20th, 2015

“Once you open a can of worms, the only way to re-can them is to use a larger can.” – Zymurgy’s First Law of Evolving System Dynamics, which has little or nothing to do with zymurgy.

ManagementSpeak, 7/13/2015

Monday, July 13th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: We’ve decided to go in another direction. Translation: We found someone a third your age who will take your job for a third of your rate, and we’ll pay you to train him before you go. This week’s contributor is Bob Kertesz, whose age divided by three doesn’t really matter. What does is that […]

Great Quotation, 7/6/2015

Monday, July 6th, 2015

“This weekend in Ely, emails are going unanswered and the world doesn’t end.” – Billboard spotted on Interstate 35, headed north

ManagementSpeak, 6/29/2015

Monday, June 29th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: This got in under my radar. Translation: I’m way behind on my emails. Fortunately, I’m not – I spotted this excellent entry the moment it arrived in my inbox.

ManagementSpeak, 6/22/2015

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

ManagementSpeak: Individual contributor. Translation: Cog in a wheel. This week’s anonymous source was an individual contributor, but hardly a cog in the ManagementSpeak wheel.

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my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

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