Archive for May, 2012

ManagementSpeak, 5/28/2012

Monday, May 28th, 2012
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ManagementSpeak: We need to bring in some consultants. Translation: Aaaarrrghhh! I waited until it’s too late and now I want to bring in someone else to either save me or to take the blame for accepting a helplessly doomed project. The project wasn’t a total loss, though — it did give us this phrase and […]

Unsurprising Cloud surprises

Monday, May 28th, 2012
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Turns out, cloud computing costs more and takes longer than traditional computing. We saw all of this before when client/server computing was new, which means this shouldn’t surprise you, and isn’t necessarily how the long run will turn out, either.

ManagementSpeak, 5/21/2012

Monday, May 21st, 2012
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ManagementSpeak: We’re all Customer Service Representatives. Translation: We’re not spending the money to hire a receptionist, so you all need to answer the phones. And I have no money to pay anyone for these excellent explanations of what management euphemisms might mean, so I hope the satisfaction of providing a valuable public service is enough […]

“Travail” translates to work … and it works. Here’s why it matters to you.

Monday, May 21st, 2012
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Ideas for leading your organization don’t have to come from your own field. Here are some tasty ones you might be able to use, from an unexpected quarter … a restaurant.

Great Quotations, 5/14/2012

Monday, May 14th, 2012
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“The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.” – the late, great Frank Zappa

Feeling good when you stop … beating your head against a wall, that is.

Monday, May 14th, 2012
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For businesses to stop trying to make bad ideas work, they have to learn how to make good ideas work.

Great Quotations, 5/7/2012

Monday, May 7th, 2012
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“The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was. ” – Walt West

Why executives (and everyone else, too) hold on to ideas that aren’t working

Monday, May 7th, 2012
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Business executives hold on to ideas for a long time, even when they’ve failed to work, over and over again. There isn’t just one reason this happens. There are many. Here are a few of the most popular.

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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