ManagementSpeak

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ManagementSpeak, 9/26/2016

Monday, September 26th, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Feature-rich. Translation: Bug-riddled. Thanks to “Bruce N.” for this bug-free, single-feature ManagementSpeak.

ManagementSpeak, 9/19/2016

Monday, September 19th, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Is there a way to improve the financials on this project? Translation: Fraud or repealing the laws of economics are not necessarily off the table. Thanks to Tom Reid, accurately translating “improve” is on the table.

ManagementSpeak, 9/12/2016

Monday, September 12th, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: We have to do more there. Translation: We haven’t done anything there. As this week’s contributor points out, something is, in fact, more than nothing.

ManagementSpeak, 9/6/2016

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: They walk the walk and talk the talk. Translation: They don’t walk the talk. And thanks to long-time correspondent Allison Dolan for walking us through the talk.

ManagementSpeak, 8/22/2016

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: This isn’t an exact science. Translation: I solved for the number I wanted. I’ll be nice and leave this week’s contributor, who didn’t know I was paying attention, unnamed.

ManagementSpeak, 8/15/2016

Monday, August 15th, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: To your point. Translation: To my point. Thanks to Paul Novelli, who spotted this increasingly popular verbal tic and what it usually means.

ManagementSpeak, 7/1/2016

Monday, August 1st, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: I wanted to circle around to discuss that matter from last week. Translation: I haven’t done a thing about it and am hoping you handled it. Thanks to Eric Johansen for pointing out a different sort of circular logic.

ManagementSpeak, 7/25/2016

Monday, July 25th, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Sure we can work together. Translation: Let’s do it my way. We’re translating this one Scott Mayer’s way. Thanks, Scott!

Great Quotation, 7/18/2016

Monday, July 18th, 2016
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“It takes a pretty big ego to think the world will end in your lifetime.” – The estimable Randy Cassingham of This Is True fame.

Great Quotation, 7/11/2016

Monday, July 11th, 2016
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“A poor man can’t afford a cheap shirt.” – Source unknown; thanks to Tony Ewell for sending this in.

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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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