Friday, March 08, 2013

08: Go With the Flow

Pushy project managers are not good project managers. Good project managers are relaxed and go with the flow, for that way the team will be positive and motivated.  Be fair and honest with the team and they will respect it.  

The Way  
The wise project manager is like water.  It is yielding and flows naturally.  The wise project manager does not push, so the team does not resent or resist, for this is the way of the project manager.  

Dwelling close to the land.  
Thinking with great depth.  
Giving with fairness and compassion.  
Speaking with integrity.  
Governing without trying to control.  
Working with competence.  
Moving with good timing.  
Not competing,  
So not finding fault.  

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.

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