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The Devil’s Advocate™ sounds off on Management

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The stock-in-trade of a middle manager and the management consultant she aspires to become.

Like a key performance indicator, a second-order derivative of actual performance calculated to allow non-experts to make cavalier management decisions, usually to reduce expenditure on — aka make redundant — the person performing that function.

To be contrasted with the ineffable, inarticulable skills that are provided by a subject matter expert.

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