06: The Great Mother
Much has been written about what a project manager needs to do but very little on the way he should do it. We have all probably met 'hard' project managers, who drive their team and themselves, but it is maybe more difficult to recall the 'soft' project managers, the ones who achieve quietly and seemingly with little effort.
The wise project manager brings out his feminine side (unless of course she already happens to be one of the 20% of project managers who is a woman, in which case be thankful and be yourself), for this is the way of the project manager.
The spirit of the valley does not die,
It might be called the Great Mother.
The origin of heaven and earth.
Ever present and everlasting.
Use it, it will never fail.
Based on “The Way of the Project Manager” by John Carroll (ISBN 978-1481076111), published by CreateSpace and available from Amazon in hard copy and on Amazon Kindle.