Friday, June 28, 2013

23: Trusting

The poor project manager tries to impress his team and project stakeholders by talking about what he is doing and how well he is doing it, but it carries little weight.  Being dramatic or egocentric neither does any good nor looks good.  

The Way  
When we follow the Way, we will be rewarded and the right things will happen.  So the wise project manager trusts his team and in turn the team trust him.  Reflect and be still, for this is the way of the project manager.  

He whose concern is Tao,  
His path is Tao oriented.  
He who is virtuous,  
Experiences virtue.  
He whose concern is error,  
Loses the way.  

When you are at one with the Tao,  
The Tao welcomes you.  
When you are at one with virtue,  
Virtue welcomes you.  
When you are at one with error,  
Error welcomes you.  
He who does not trust enough  
Will not be trusted.  

“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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