Business Ethics

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A Management Bestiary, Part V – The Cuttlefish

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Cuttlefish are the ultimate talk-out-of-both-sides-of-their-mouths managers. Here’s how to handle them.

A Management Bestiary, Part IV – The Bald Eagle

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Bald Eagle managers are living proof that stealing credit can be a winning career strategy.

Where post-factualism began

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Post-factualism didn’t begin with Internet trolls. It began with works of fiction.

No offense …

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Healthy work environments depend on good-natured give and take. But even the most good-natured give and take can cause offense. Now what?

Polite-ical correctness

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Is political correctness really ruining this country?

Why permeability is so safe

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Shared knowledge isn’t shared until others pay attention to it. That’s what makes embracing permeability a low-risk strategy.

What’s the right thing?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

It would be easier to “do the right thing” if the right thing to do was always clear.

Missing the Target

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Target expects to save $2 billion a year from its recent round of layoffs. Too bad it isn’t going to invest it in growth.

Future tense. Very tense.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

When you and a computer disagree, how do you resolve the dispute? It’s a tough question with no simple answer.

More insecurity

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

When it comes to information security, achieving even the minimum standards of basic professionalism requires as much grunt effort as brilliant insight.

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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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