Friday, May 31, 2013

19: Self Improvement

No book or teacher can make you a better project manager.  There are no rules or techniques that can develop these qualities.  You need to discover things for yourself.  

The Way  
A poor project manager may go on lots of courses but this will only make him a sadder person while making the people selling the courses richer.  The wise project manager develops and improves through practicing silence and meditation.  These will gradually reveal his true self.  

Give up sainthood, renounce wisdom,  
And it will be a hundred times better for everyone.  
Give up kindness, renounce morality,  
And the people will go back to filial piety and compassion.  
Give up cunning, renounce profit,  
And robbers and thieves will disappear.  
If these three are not sufficient in themselves,  
Consider natural simplicity,
Cherish nature’s work,
And let things take their course.

“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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