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ManagementSpeak, 8/22/2016

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

ManagementSpeak: This isn’t an exact science. Translation: I solved for the number I wanted. I’ll be nice and leave this week’s contributor, who didn’t know I was paying attention, unnamed.

ManagementSpeak, 8/15/2016

Monday, August 15th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: To your point. Translation: To my point. Thanks to Paul Novelli, who spotted this increasingly popular verbal tic and what it usually means.

ManagementSpeak, 7/1/2016

Monday, August 1st, 2016

ManagementSpeak: I wanted to circle around to discuss that matter from last week. Translation: I haven’t done a thing about it and am hoping you handled it. Thanks to Eric Johansen for pointing out a different sort of circular logic.

ManagementSpeak, 7/25/2016

Monday, July 25th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: Sure we can work together. Translation: Let’s do it my way. We’re translating this one Scott Mayer’s way. Thanks, Scott!

Great Quotation, 7/18/2016

Monday, July 18th, 2016

“It takes a pretty big ego to think the world will end in your lifetime.” – The estimable Randy Cassingham of This Is True fame.

Great Quotation, 7/11/2016

Monday, July 11th, 2016

“A poor man can’t afford a cheap shirt.” – Source unknown; thanks to Tony Ewell for sending this in.

ManagementSpeak, 7/5/2016

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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 […]

Great Quotation, 6/20/2016

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Take my advice. I don’t use it anyway. – Source unknown

ManagementSpeak, 6/13/2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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.

ManagementSpeak, 6/6/2016

Monday, June 6th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: Be brief. I’m a busy person. Translation: I have to watch an all-day cricket match on television. The one thing we know about the mysterious contributor known only as S.K of is that he understands the game of cricket.

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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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