Archive for January, 2015
“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.” — Mark Twain
On the receiving end of a performance improvement plan? Here’s how to plan your next steps.
ManagementSpeak: Our consolidation means that our internal apps will now be supported by the same team that developed them. Translation: The number you have reached is not in service at this time … Correspondent L.T. loves watching companies try to use the “reduce-headcount-to-achieve-prosperity” process … but only from a safe distance.
Metrics so often do more harm than good. Maybe it’s time to consider alternatives.
ManagementSpeak: Mr. Lewis, I would prefer anonymity. Translation: I’m somewhat concerned with reprisal from tiny-brained despots who, if there is a benevolent God, will burn for eternity in the sulphurous bowels of hell. Today’s contributor asked to remain anonymous for reasons I hope are obvious.
No we all aren’t. It’s more complicated than that, but then, isn’t everything?
ManagementSpeak: I would really value your input on this report. Translation: I haven’t got a clue about this. Thanks to Glenn Williams, our clue-full source, who gets credit by name because, “he’s retired and free from threats of retribution.”
Welcome to KJR’s 20th year. To celebrate, here are three utterly safe predictions for 2015.