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ManagementSpeak, 9/15/2014

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I want you to own this project. Translation: I don’t want to be bothered with this project. Thanks to “Bob from Phoenix” for being bothered enough to send this in.

ManagementSpeak, 9/8/2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: Give me a fully landscaped example to demonstrate the benefits. Translation: Give me a lot of gory details. A summary just isn’t going to cut it. Hmmm. I might use this one! Congrats to both the correspondent who suggested it, and the manager who coined it.

Great Quotation, 9/1/2014

Monday, September 1st, 2014
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“If we can’t learn from our mistakes, what’s the point in making them?” “Cy the Cynic,” from Frank Stewart’s bridge column

ManagementSpeak, 8/25/2014

Monday, August 25th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: That’s an interesting question. Translation: No. Thanks to Mark Janda for an interesting translation.

ManagementSpeak, 8/18/2014

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I’m a realist. Translation: I’m a pessimist. Thanks to this week’s contributor for his realistic translation.

ManagementSpeak, 8/11/2014

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I am here to implement change. Translation: I have no idea what we do or should do, but we will continue to reorganize anyway. Alternate translation: I have too much time on my hands and need more work. This week’s anonymous contributor had just enough time on his hands to share this thought with […]

Great Quotation, 8/4/2014

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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Clarke’s third law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Great Quotation, 7/28/2014

Monday, July 28th, 2014
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“If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary.” – Cicero

ManagementSpeak, 7/21/2014

Monday, July 21st, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: The first stage of this effort will require 1 to 2 hours one on one time with myself. Translation: I want the best of everyone’s thinking on this, just as soon as I’ve made up my mind about everything. Today’s anonymous contributor gave us his best thinking. Why don’t you?

ManagementSpeak, 7/14/2014

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I am here to bring efficiency, not to win a popularity contest. Translation: Why build bridges when I’m just going to burn them anyway? Correspondent L.T. is basking in the glow of another recently departed Guru.

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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.

Disclaimer: All opinions, statements, representations, allegations, images (if published) and anything else that appears here is the sole responsibility of the author. Dell has and had nothing to do with it, other than saying it's okay to continue publishing KJR.

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