The wise project manager is aware of what is happening on the project in the here and now. By staying in the present and being aware of what is happening, the wise project manager can do less yet still achieve more.
Lao Tsu tells us:
Without going outside, you may know the whole world.
Without looking through the window, you may see the ways of heaven.
The further you go, the less you know.
Thus the sage knows without travelling;
He sees without looking;
He works without doing.