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Great Quotation, 12/15/2014

Monday, December 15th, 2014
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“Law of Probability Dispersal: whatever it is that hits the fan won’t be evenly distributed.” – Roger Angell

ManagementSpeak, 12/8/2014

Monday, December 8th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: We are reallocating funds on this project. Translation: You’d better be working on your resume. Had this week’s contributor not remained anonymous he might have needed a good resume.

ManagementSpeak, 12/1/2014

Monday, December 1st, 2014
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“To a large degree his future is behind him.” – Snippet from a CIA performance review, reported by washingtonpost.com’s Colby Itkowitz

ManagementSpeak, 11/24/2014

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: This is a priority to us too, so as soon as the path is clear we are confident we’ll be able to execute and deliver. Translation: I’m going on vacation, so good luck with that. This week’s contributor considered translating this ManagementSpeak to be one of his top priorities.

ManagementSpeak, 11/17/2014

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I need to broaden my skillset and take on new responsibilities. Translation: I’m padding my resume. Greg Duvall adds ManagementSpeaking to his skillsets.

ManagementSpeak, 11/10/2014

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: I’ll get back to you after I can access my database. Translation: I’m too lazy to pull out my smartphone and check my cloud. And thanks to this week’s anonymous contributor, who’s got his head in the sky.

ManagementSpeak, 11/3/2014

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: He isn’t a good fit. Translation: I don’t like him. But we like Dave Reiser for submitting such a perceptive example of ManagementSpeak in action.

Great Quotation, 10/27/2014

Monday, October 27th, 2014
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“Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.” – Slovenian proverb

ManagementSpeak, 10/20/2014

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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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
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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 […]

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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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