Archive for October, 2014
“Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.” – Slovenian proverb
Responsible for meeting notes? Don’t be annoyed. You have the second-most-important job in the meeting.
ManagementSpeak: Innovation is about doing more with less. Translation: We have no interest in innovating around here, only in squeezing the bottom line. This week’s anonymous contributor kept the source of the quote anonymous as well, describing the speaker only as “leader of a corporation you’d recognize.”
Boards of directors are more interested in “financial engineering” than product engineering. This just might partially be your fault. Here’s why.
ManagementSpeak: This job is a stepping stone for huge opportunities! Translation: Don’t expect much in the way of pay—you’ll have to get that from your next job. I hope this week’s contributor wasn’t expecting to get paid for providing this one. It isn’t even a stepping stone for huge opportunities. The satisfaction will have to […]
Was Satya Nadella disrespectful or insensitive to women in his recent remarks about raises and promotions? It doesn’t matter. What matters is that he was wrong.
KJRSpeak: You can contract for services, but you can’t contract for heart. Thanks for this, to my old friend Hank Childers.
It’s harder than you might think, and the most important tool for the job might not be what you think either.