ManagementSpeak

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Not so great quotation

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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“I told you so!” – Battle cry of every spouse who wants to be an ex-spouse

ManagementSpeak, 3/16/2015

Monday, March 16th, 2015
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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.

Great Quotation, 3/9/2015

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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“An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.” – John Tukey, Statistician

ManagementSpeak, 3/2/2015

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: Solve. Translation: Determine the number of actual working employees you must fire in order to balance your budget and unbalance the organization. Thanks go to this week’s contributor, who solved our need for a great ManagementSpeak while pointing out that “solve” doesn’t always mean “do math.”

Great Quotation, 2/23/2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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“The problem with the future is that when it shows up, I’m always older.” — Unknown

ManagementSpeak, 2/16/2015

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: We will have upper management visitors in our offices on Friday. Those are typically days we like to make the greatest production possible. I suggest looking for customer-facing time, in the field, closing those last orders of the week. We all want to maximize our sales efforts and be as productive as we can. […]

Great Quotation, 2/9/2015

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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“Three may keep a secret if two are dead.” — Ben Franklin

ManagementSpeak, 2/2/2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: You’re a valuable member of the team. Translation: We hope you don’t take your accounts with you when we let you go. And we at KJR hope everyone continues to listen for ManagementSpeaks. Thanks!

Great Quotations, 1/26/2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.” — Mark Twain

ManagementSpeak, 1/19/2015

Monday, January 19th, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: Our consolidation means that our internal apps will now be supported by the same team that developed them. Translation: The number you have reached is not in service at this time … Correspondent L.T. loves watching companies try to use the “reduce-headcount-to-achieve-prosperity” process … but only from a safe distance.

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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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