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ManagementSpeak, 10/5/2015

Monday, October 5th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: We have an opportunity for you. Translation: We want you to take on more responsibilities without having to pay you more for taking them on. Ironically enough, Richard Adams took on the responsibility of contributing this excellent example of ManagementSpeak, without my having to pay him for taking it on.

ManagementSpeak, 9/28/2015

Monday, September 28th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: I expect teamwork and innovation from you all. Translation: There are two ways of doing things: My way and the wrong way. By submitting this little gem, William Adams shows he’s a team player.

Great Quotation, 9/21/2015

Monday, September 21st, 2015

“A big computer, a complex algorithm and a long time does not equal science.” – Robert Gentleman

Great Quotation, 9/14/2015

Monday, September 14th, 2015

“Vital papers will demonstrate their vitality by moving from where you left them to where you can’t find them.” – Ken Klein

ManagementSpeak, 9/8/2015

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: The only wrong thing to say is nothing at all. Translation: The only thing wrong to say is nothing at all. Unless, that is, you want to keep your job. Thanks to Whitham D. Reeve, who points out that “The only wrong thing to say is nothing at all” is likely a wrong thing […]

ManagementSpeak, 8/31/2015

Monday, August 31st, 2015

ManagementSpeak: We have an opportunity for you. Translation: You think. I need someone who obeys. When it comes to ManagementSpeak, we need the ones who think.

ManagementSpeak, 8/24/2015

Monday, August 24th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: You’re correct to hold me accountable. Translation: I think you’ve forgotten which one of us is the boss. This week’s contributor was correct to share this phrase with the rest of us.

Great Quotation, 8/17/2015

Monday, August 17th, 2015

“I think it is much more interesting to live with uncertainty than to live with answers that might be wrong.” – Richard Feynman

ManagementSpeak, 8/10/2015

Monday, August 10th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: I’m a consultant. Translation: I was laid off. Long-time correspondent William Adams just might hold the record for the most ManagementSpeak contributions, including this excellent example. Why not give him some competition?

ManagementSpeak, 8/3/2015

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

ManagementSpeak: Professional. Translation: Good. This week’s contributor adds to our list of words that used to mean something, but now mostly don’t.

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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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