Friday, June 7, 2013

20: Traditional Wisdom

When the going gets tough a poor project manager will often rely on theoretical models and processes, but these are only tools and templates.  Traditional wisdom is based on common sense and experience.

The Way  
When problems occur, the wise project manager responds to what is happening in the here and now.  He is happy with little and serves others.  The wise project manager does not make a fuss; he is quiet and reflective.  The wise project manager prefers what is common and natural.  

Give up learning, and put an end to your anxiety.  
There is little difference between one and another.  
Is there a difference between good and bad?  
Must I fear what others fear?  

Everyone else has a purpose,  
But I am ignorant as a rustic.  
I alone am different,  
I am nourished by the great mother.  

“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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