Archive for September, 2012

Great Quotation, 9/24/2012

Monday, September 24th, 2012
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“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by way of Sherlock Holmes, -The Hound of the Baskervilles

A tale of two retailers

Monday, September 24th, 2012
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No matter what business you’re in, helping employees understand how what they do connects to something important matters – both for the business to be successful, and for your employees. Here are two CEOs who recognize this point.

ManagementSpeak, 9/17/2012

Monday, September 17th, 2012
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ManagementSpeak: We are the hands and feet for the teams we support, and will help them in any way possible. Translation: Hands get slapped and feet get stepped on. But not for providing terrific translations like this one.

Dark Shadows and Deputy Dawg

Monday, September 17th, 2012
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When faced with shadow IT and shadow projects, IT often takes on the role of Internal Audit’s deputy, even though Internal Audit never asked us to.

Great Quotations, 9/10/2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012
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“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” “I never said half the things I said.” – Yogi Berra

Never mind shadow IT. How about shadow projects?

Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Most companies have lots of shadow projects going on. They’re low-risk/high-reward opportunities, except for one thing: They’re usually led by project managers who know nothing about project management.

ManagementSpeak, 9/3/2012

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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ManagementSpeak: Sure, we received the documentation. Translation: We refuse to read any of this until someone comes and gives us training. Fortunately, knowing how to spot and translate ManagementSpeak doesn’t require any documentation or training.

Stop stomping out shadow IT

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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IT has done its best to stomp out shadow IT. We can’t, and that’s a good thing. Here’s what we should do instead: Embrace it.

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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