Archive for August, 2011

Great Quotation, 8/29/2011

Monday, August 29th, 2011
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“If you’re not part of the problem, you’re working without supervision.” – This appeared years ago in PCPro Magazine. My old friend David Kanally called it to my attention.

Still the “Toughest Job in the World”?

Monday, August 29th, 2011
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If IT leadership isn’t the “toughest job in the world” … the world of business, that is … it’s pretty high in the rankings. And you thought you were just having a bad day or two. Or three. Or 365 …

ManagementSpeak, 8/22/2011

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: There are no problems, only opportunities. Translation: We’ll take this opportunity to fire the cause of the problem. This week’s anonymous contributor took the opportunity to squelch this long-running management cliché.

Providing technology leadership

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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IT should provide technology leadership for the company. The two big challenges: Figuring out what this means, and doing it in a way that can turn into actual business action.

ManagementSpeak, 8/15/2011

Monday, August 15th, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: I need you to be very proactive on this. Translation: The boss wants it, I don’t even know if it’s possible, and it’s your neck if we don’t deliver. KJR Club member Dwight Miller was as proactive as can be in bringing this ManagementSpeak to our attention.

The pitfalls of gauging craziness

Monday, August 15th, 2011
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Are your office crazies really psychopaths, or do you only notice them when they’re acting like one … and not notice some others because you like them better?

ManagementSpeak, 8/8/2011

Monday, August 8th, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: Please take this for action by COB yesterday. Translation: I sat on this for a week and now I’m making it your problem. We sat on this for a while … until it was the perfect time to use it. Thanks to the anonymous contributor who suggested it.

Dealing with crazies

Monday, August 8th, 2011
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Many companies have a few crazies … the movers and shakers who combine a willingness to do the outrageous with a complete lack of fear … and they need them, right up until the moment they do more harm than good.

ManagementSpeak, 8/1/2011

Monday, August 1st, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: Have you got a minute? Translation: It’s been nice working with you. And it’s been very nice working with KJR Club inductee Mark Dattoli on this.

A CIO’s-eye view of the debt ceiling crisis

Monday, August 1st, 2011
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The debt ceiling crisis was an economic matter. How it was handled? You can learn a lot from this about what to do in your capacity as business leader … and what not to do.

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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