Friday, May 02, 2014

62: Gift of Wisdom

The Project
I was getting anxious that I hadn’t heard anything back from my publishers since I uploaded the final version of Project Program and Portfolio Management. But when I called them they hadn’t even had a chance to look at it yet, so they’ve missed the April publication date but no worries they should have it out in May.

Some project managers tend to abandon anyone who doesn’t seem to understand how they do things on their project.  This shows that they themselves don’t understand how things happen.  Everyone has the ability to work things out for themselves.  Conflicts will resolve themselves sooner or later.  Even without the light of consciousness, people will grow and improve.  

The Way  
The wise project manager knows that sharing the way with others is the greatest gift he can give. He is aware of how things happen and this makes his words more potent and his behaviour more effective.  Knowing how things work gives the project manager more real power and ability than any number of degrees or titles.  This is why people in every culture and time have honoured those who know how things happen and the wise project manager understands this.  

Tao is the source of the ten thousand things.  
It is the treasure of the good man,  
And the protection of the bad.  

Fine words can abound,  
Good deeds can gain benefit.  
People exist who are not good,  
Do not abandon them.  

Therefore on the day the emperor is crowned,  
And the three officers of state installed,  
Do not salute them with jade and a team of four horses,  
But remain still and offer the Tao.  

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