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ManagementSpeak, 3/2/2015

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

ManagementSpeak: Solve. Translation: Determine the number of actual working employees you must fire in order to balance your budget and unbalance the organization. Thanks go to this week’s contributor, who solved our need for a great ManagementSpeak while pointing out that “solve” doesn’t always mean “do math.”

Great Quotation, 2/23/2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

“The problem with the future is that when it shows up, I’m always older.” — Unknown

ManagementSpeak, 2/16/2015

Monday, February 16th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: We will have upper management visitors in our offices on Friday. Those are typically days we like to make the greatest production possible. I suggest looking for customer-facing time, in the field, closing those last orders of the week. We all want to maximize our sales efforts and be as productive as we can. […]

Great Quotation, 2/9/2015

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

“Three may keep a secret if two are dead.” — Ben Franklin

ManagementSpeak, 2/2/2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

ManagementSpeak: You’re a valuable member of the team. Translation: We hope you don’t take your accounts with you when we let you go. And we at KJR hope everyone continues to listen for ManagementSpeaks. Thanks!

Great Quotations, 1/26/2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015

“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.” — Mark Twain

ManagementSpeak, 1/19/2015

Monday, January 19th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: Our consolidation means that our internal apps will now be supported by the same team that developed them. Translation: The number you have reached is not in service at this time … Correspondent L.T. loves watching companies try to use the “reduce-headcount-to-achieve-prosperity” process … but only from a safe distance.

ManagementSpeak, 1/12/2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: Mr. Lewis, I would prefer anonymity. Translation: I’m somewhat concerned with reprisal from tiny-brained despots who, if there is a benevolent God, will burn for eternity in the sulphurous bowels of hell. Today’s contributor asked to remain anonymous for reasons I hope are obvious.

ManagementSpeak, 1/5/2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015

ManagementSpeak: I would really value your input on this report. Translation: I haven’t got a clue about this. Thanks to Glenn Williams, our clue-full source, who gets credit by name because, “he’s retired and free from threats of retribution.”

Great Quotation, 12/22/2014

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

“A good leader inspires other men and women with confidence. A great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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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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