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KJRSpeak, 9/29/2014

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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ManagementSpeak: That’s an interesting question. Translation: No. Thanks to Mark Janda for an interesting translation.

ManagementSpeak, 8/18/2014

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I’m a realist. Translation: I’m a pessimist. Thanks to this week’s contributor for his realistic translation.

ManagementSpeak, 8/11/2014

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I am here to implement change. Translation: I have no idea what we do or should do, but we will continue to reorganize anyway. Alternate translation: I have too much time on my hands and need more work. This week’s anonymous contributor had just enough time on his hands to share this thought with […]

Great Quotation, 8/4/2014

Monday, August 4th, 2014
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Clarke’s third law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Great Quotation, 7/28/2014

Monday, July 28th, 2014
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“If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary.” – Cicero

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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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