Friday, April 26, 2013

15: The Ancient Masters

The effective learning cycle was first espoused many years ago.  It is an iterative process that suggests we learn best if we go through four stages of the cycle: plan something, do it, reflect on how it worked and then draw conclusions from it about what we will do next time.  As a project manager we can share our experiences and encourage the team to reflect on these and their own experiences.  Reflection helps us to see how things happen.  When we reflect we are grounded in the infinite.  

The Way  
The wise project manager is considerate and does harm to no one.  He is courteous and knows how to yield gracefully.  He is open and receptive and can clarify things for others, because he has been there himself.  The wise project manager is not trying to be enlightened, because he is enlightened.  

The ancient masters were subtle and profound.  
The depth of their knowledge was unfathomable.  

The sage does not seek fulfilment.  
Not seeking, not expecting,  
He can welcome everything.  

“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.

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