Archive for January, 2015

Great Quotations, 1/26/2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.” — Mark Twain

Performance Improvement Planning

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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On the receiving end of a performance improvement plan? Here’s how to plan your next steps.

ManagementSpeak, 1/19/2015

Monday, January 19th, 2015
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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.

Time to give up on metrics?

Monday, January 19th, 2015
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Metrics so often do more harm than good. Maybe it’s time to consider alternatives.

ManagementSpeak, 1/12/2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015
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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.

Are we all Charlie Hebdo?

Monday, January 12th, 2015
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No we all aren’t. It’s more complicated than that, but then, isn’t everything?

ManagementSpeak, 1/5/2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015
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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.”

KJR Year 20 predictions

Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Welcome to KJR’s 20th year. To celebrate, here are three utterly safe predictions for 2015.

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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