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A Management Bestiary, Part V – The Cuttlefish

Monday, February 13th, 2017
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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
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Bald Eagle managers are living proof that stealing credit can be a winning career strategy.

A Management Bestiary, Part III

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Remoras make it look like they’re contributing members of the team, when for the most part they just go along for the ride.

A Management Bestiary, Part II

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Piranhas try to kill you one small bite at a time. To survive them remember, there’s strength in numbers for you, too.

Why EUC and Shadow IT are inescapable

Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Doing things the “right way” might benefit the business. That doesn’t mean it benefits anyone in the business.

Playing it safe isn’t safe

Monday, June 13th, 2016
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In business, playing it safe turns out to be riskier than taking chances.

The Mergers and Acquisitions Bunch

Monday, May 16th, 2016
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One place mergers and acquisitions go bad is employee loyalty to their old employer. It’s easy to foresee, easy to understand, and can be devilishly hard to fix.

Why permeability is so safe

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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Shared knowledge isn’t shared until others pay attention to it. That’s what makes embracing permeability a low-risk strategy.

The sum of some fears

Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Some business leaders drive fear into their organizations. Others are driven by it. Neither one is a particularly good choice.

What’s the right thing?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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It would be easier to “do the right thing” if the right thing to do was always clear.

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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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