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Great Quotation, 10/24/2016

Monday, October 24th, 2016

“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.” – Sherlock Holmes (via Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), A Study in Scarlet

Great Quotation, 10/3/2016

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

“There are two words you never heard spoken on our sets: ‘Take two.’ “ – Herschell Gordon Lewis, aka The Godfather of Gore, aka the Great Guru of Direct Marketing, aka Dear old Dad (DoD)

ManagementSpeak, 9/26/2016

Monday, September 26th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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