The wise project manager takes a gentle approach to things. If there is a problem with someone he steps back and yields knowing that their resistance will relax. The wise project manager knows how much how little can achieve.
Lao Tsu tells us:
The softest thing in the universe
Overcomes the hardest thing in the universe.
That without substance can enter where there is no room.
Hence I know the value of non-action.
Teaching without words and work without doing
Are understood by very few.