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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.

A Management Bestiary, Part III

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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

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

A Management Bestiary, Part I

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

When dealing with screamers, keep your cool

Why EUC and Shadow IT are inescapable

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Doing things the “right way” might benefit the business. That doesn’t mean it benefits anyone in the business.

The Silo Height Index Project

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Announcing an open source project to move the needle on enterprise cognition

Potholes on the road to IT management

Monday, July 11th, 2016

In large organizations, what’s obviously needed isn’t necessarily what’s actually done. Here are eight reasons why.

A root cause of stupid

Monday, September 14th, 2015

If you want to know how stupid happens, look at how real-estate closings do work … and could work.

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.

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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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