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Great Quotation, 10/27/2014

Monday, October 27th, 2014

“Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.” – Slovenian proverb

ManagementSpeak, 10/20/2014

Monday, October 20th, 2014

ManagementSpeak: Innovation is about doing more with less. Translation: We have no interest in innovating around here, only in squeezing the bottom line. This week’s anonymous contributor kept the source of the quote anonymous as well, describing the speaker only as “leader of a corporation you’d recognize.”

ManagementSpeak, 10/13/2014

Monday, October 13th, 2014

ManagementSpeak: This job is a stepping stone for huge opportunities! Translation: Don’t expect much in the way of pay—you’ll have to get that from your next job. I hope this week’s contributor wasn’t expecting to get paid for providing this one. It isn’t even a stepping stone for huge opportunities. The satisfaction will have to […]

KJRSpeak, 10/06/2014

Monday, October 6th, 2014

KJRSpeak: You can contract for services, but you can’t contract for heart. Thanks for this, to my old friend Hank Childers.

KJRSpeak, 9/29/2014

Monday, September 29th, 2014

KJRSpeak: Not that many years ago I felt like a million bucks. Now, in exchange for just a few bucks, I feel like I’m a million years old. Thanks to this week’s contributor to the KJR neoquote collection.

ManagementSpeak 9/22/2014

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

ManagementSpeak: We will consider the totality of the circumstances in making our decision. Translation: We’ve already made the decision. We’ll cherry-pick the evidence and logic that fits it. And thanks to Tom Reid, who cherry-picked this excellent phrase to share with the KJR community.

ManagementSpeak, 9/15/2014

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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

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

“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

ManagementSpeak: That’s an interesting question. Translation: No. Thanks to Mark Janda for an interesting translation.

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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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