Archive for March, 1996

ManagementSpeak, 3/25/1996

Monday, March 25th, 1996
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ManagementSpeak: You need to see the big picture. Translation: My boss thinks it’s a good idea. Thanks to the anonymous reader who sent this in.

Laissez-faire Internetism (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, March 25th, 1996
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Bob Metcalfe has been predicting the imminent collapse of the Internet in these pages. Since your employer looks to you for technical expertise and advice, and since Dr. Metcalfe is a Recognized Industry Pundit (RIP), you’re probably worried about having recommended building that big Web site. I’ve decided to offer a different perspective on the […]

ManagementSpeak, 3/18/1996

Monday, March 18th, 1996
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ManagementSpeak: The upcoming reductions will benefit the vast majority of employees. Translation: The upcoming reductions will benefit me. Thanks to Reader Greg Bonney

You’re your own product (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, March 18th, 1996
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A few years back I ran across a book titled When Bad Things Happen to Good People. I didn’t buy it, because what I can’t stand is when good things happen to bad people. That drives me crazy. And I’m not alone. More than any over other issue, employees become enraged when they see some […]

ManagementSpeak, 3/11/1996

Monday, March 11th, 1996
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ManagementSpeak: “I don’t disagree.” Translation: “I disagree.” Thanks to Reader George Behr for the quotation and translation.

IS professional, market thyself (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, March 11th, 1996
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American management has a tendency to latch onto fads, most of which are labeled “fundamental shifts in how businesses operate.” These fundamental shifts rarely last long, but while they do they can make life miserable for employees trying to advance their careers by doing their jobs well. A case in point: the “De-jobbing of America” […]

Great Quotation, 3/4/1996

Monday, March 4th, 1996
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“Gentlemen! We have to protect our phony-baloney jobs!” – Mel Brooks, Blazing Saddles

The 70% solution (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, March 4th, 1996
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Want to keep your job? Give back 70% more in value than you get in salary, and you’ll at least have a chance.

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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