Friday, May 24, 2013
18: Staying Calm
After some initial problems with DropBox, I finally managed to get Project 2013 in easy steps uploaded on Saturday and took off for a few days at Rye. Lovely spot, shame about the weather but we did manage to get a few nice walks in.
The way represents the single principle of how everything works. When we keep it simple and follow the path there will be harmony in the team and people get on with the project. When we leave the way, the team will start to argue begin to lose their motivation. The wise project manager recognizes what is happening and returns to first principles. He needs to calm the team, reassure them and bring them back to the way.
When the great Tao is neglected,
Humanity and righteousness arise.
When wisdom and knowledge appear,
They beget great falseness.
When there is no peace within the family,
Filial piety and maternal love arise.
When the country is confused and in chaos,
Patriotism is born.
“The Way of the Project Manager” by John Carroll (ISBN 978-1481076111), is published by CreateSpace and available from Amazon in hard copy and on Amazon Kindle.