Archive for November, 2011

ManagementSpeak, 11/28/2011

Monday, November 28th, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: I help my employees focus on their work by not having distracting department meetings. Translation: Department meetings distract me from all the other meetings that are on my agenda. Undistracted by department meetings, this week’s contributor was able to focus on producing an outstanding translation.

Does your workplace squawk or sing?

Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Here’s something a little birdie could tell you: In principle, businesses and everyone in them should focus on a small number of important issues. In practice, that might not be a workable principle.

ManagementSpeak, 11/21/2011

Monday, November 21st, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: But the implementation consultants don’t know our business like we do. Translation: I’d rather have this project fail than have to keep my ego in check by following their successful project plan. Fortunately, KJR‘s readers know the ManagementSpeak business better than I do. So keep ’em coming!

The tablet game is far from over

Monday, November 21st, 2011
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In fact, when the subject is corporate standards for tablets, the game hasn’t even started yet.

ManagementSpeak, 11/14/2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: We have a clear management objective. Translation: We also have management bonuses. Too bad they have nothing to do with each other. Regrettably, we have no KJR bonuses to offer, no matter how good a ManagementSpeak might be.

Explorers, servants, and players

Monday, November 14th, 2011
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Continuing our exploration of CEO types from last week, here are three more – explorers, servants, and players – to help you figure out who you’re really working for and how they think.

Great Quotations, 11/7/2011

Monday, November 7th, 2011
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“Every system is perfectly designed to produce the results it gets.” – Dr. Paul Batalden

Competitors, mechanics, referees, and economists

Monday, November 7th, 2011
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Different types of business executive have very different goals, which depend on what angle they view their world from. As an IT leader, you have to know which type you’re dealing with.

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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