Friday, November 25, 2011

09: A Good Team

The wise project manager  lets the team have the floor. The wise project manager does not try and take the credit for what happens and has no need for fame. 

The Tao
Lao Tsu tells us:

Better stop short than fill to the brim.
Over sharpen the blade, and the edge will soon be blunt.
Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it.
Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow.
Retire when the work is done.
This is the way of heaven.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your wise words. They help to introduce some calm into my hectic day - so thank you. It is important to remember that delegation is not about relinquishing control, but is about building a good team. The online project management software that I use, Clarizen, is all about good communication between team members, and working together towards the successful completion of a project.