Archive for November, 2012

ManagementSpeak, 11/26/2012

Monday, November 26th, 2012
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ManagementSpeak: Okay, gang, you know that I’m busy doing inventory tonight so I’m not going to be much of a motivator.  So I really need you to motivate yourselves. Translation: That’s as opposed to the rest of the time, when I don’t do anything to motivate you because I just can’t be bothered. I hope […]

An ounce of bad-boss prevention

Monday, November 26th, 2012
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Bad bosses are everywhere. Except, let’s hope, in your organization. Let’s replace hope with technique. Here are two to get you started.

ManagementSpeak, 11/19/2012

Monday, November 19th, 2012
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ManagementSpeak: Our greatest asset is our people. Translation: You seem to think your 30 years of tenure here is worth something to the company. I’m giving you 30 days to correct this belief. Correspondent L.T. recalls that the Roman God Janus was two-faced as well.

Holding the Harvard Business Review accountable

Monday, November 19th, 2012
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Dueling “studies.” One says most employees hate their bosses so much they’d rather get a new one than a raise. The other says bosses aren’t hard enough on their employees. Cripes.

Great Quotation, 11/12/2012

Monday, November 12th, 2012
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“If you torture data long enough, it will confess.” – Economist Ronald Coase

The cloud of intellectual relativism has a Silver lining

Monday, November 12th, 2012
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Good news! It appears the winner in the last election was basing decisions on actual evidence.

ManagementSpeak, 11/5/2012

Monday, November 5th, 2012
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ManagementSpeak: At the present time we feel it most prudent to take a wait and see approach to your proposal. Translation: No matter how long you wait, your proposal will never see the light of day. But if you submit a ManagementSpeak or KJRSpeak, while you might have to wait awhile, it will see the […]

A cloud spiral of death. No, not Sandy. The other type of cloud.

Monday, November 5th, 2012
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When demand declines, power companies raise their rates. This just might forecast something disconcerting about cloud computing’s future.

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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