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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.

Managementspeak, 7/7/2014

Monday, July 7th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: We need a short-term, medium-term, and long-term plan. Translation: We need a plan for today, this week and this month. KJR needs a plan to get more excellent ManagementSpeaks like this one from long-time reader Ed Kimball.

Great Quotation, 6/30/2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014
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“We’d all like to know how the information revolution eventually shakes out. I think we know. It ends in ordinariness, disappointment and advertising, as things always do.” – Tom Toles, Washington Post

Great Quotation, 6/16/2014

Monday, June 16th, 2014
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“Cognition is beyond comprehension.” – Unknown

Great Quotation, 6/9/2014

Monday, June 9th, 2014
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“A riot iss und ugly tink!” – Inspector Kemp, Young Frankenstein

ManagementSpeak, 6/2/2014

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: We’ll discuss a replacement for “Sean” in a week or two. Translation: I expect the additional workload to be absorbed by the rest of the team, even if “rest of the team” means just you. This week’s anonymous contributor handled his share of the ManagementSpeak workload. “Rest of the team” means you.

Managementspeak, 5/26/2014

Monday, May 26th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: Don’t worry about it – we know this is a huge, above-and-beyond effort, and it involves a lot of extra hours and time. If you put in the time and energy to help us achieve this goal, we will make sure that you don’t come away empty-handed. Translation: There’s a plaque in it for […]

ManagementSpeak, 5/19/2014

Monday, May 19th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: You need to bring your numbers up. Translation: My bonus is in jeopardy. Tom Reid’s numbers, on the other hand, just increased by one … contributed ManagementSpeak, that is. Too bad KJR can’t offer bonuses for them.

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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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