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Great Quotation, 6/20/2016

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Take my advice. I don’t use it anyway. – Source unknown

ManagementSpeak, 6/13/2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: I have an opportunity for you. Translation: I need a patsy to take the fall on this project when it fails. Our old friend and frequent ManagementSpeak contributor William Adams understands how to avoid becoming a patsy.

ManagementSpeak, 6/6/2016

Monday, June 6th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: Be brief. I’m a busy person. Translation: I have to watch an all-day cricket match on television. The one thing we know about the mysterious contributor known only as S.K of is that he understands the game of cricket.

ManagementSpeak, 5/30/2016

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Source unknown, frequently attributed to Albert Einstein And then there’s the mudskipper …

ManagementSpeak, 5/23/2016

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: It doesn’t matter when the day ends, this needs completed. Translation: A lack of planning on my part most certainly does constitute a crisis on your part. It didn’t matter when the day ended … Jerry Harvey stepped up and provided us an excellent addition to our ManagementSpeak inventory.

ManagementSpeak, 5/16/2016

Monday, May 16th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: You’ll thank me later. Translation: You’ll hate me for the rest of your life. Our appreciation for Doug Tuggle’s acute ear might not be eternal, but it is sincere.

ManagementSpeak, 5/9/2016

Monday, May 9th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: Perhaps we did not explain the task well enough. Translation: You will be punished for not doing a better job of reading our minds. Long-time subscriber Tom Reid certainly explained this situation well enough.

ManagementSpeak, 5/2/2016

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

ManagementSpeak: I have every confidence that you will do a good job. Translation: I’m dumping this on you because I don’t feel like doing it. Thanks to this week’s contributor for “dumping” this ManagementSpeak on us.

Great Quotations, 4/25/2016

Monday, April 25th, 2016

“Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.” – H. Mumford Jones

ManagementSpeak, 4/18/2016

Monday, April 18th, 2016

ManagementSpeak: We will discuss this later. Translation: Forget it, and get out of my office. Something to not forget – I need a new ManagementSpeak every week, just to keep up.

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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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