Friday, July 5, 2013

24: Trying Softer

It is amazing how a couple of days of sunshine can cheer everyone up.  Being that this is England it probably won't last but let's make the most of it while it does and take it easy.

A project manager trying too hard is a sure sign of insecurity and incompetence.  When we are in control and know what we are doing we are relaxed and at peace with ourselves and our project.  

The Way  
The wise project manager knows that trying harder gets you nowhere.  He knows that selfishness obscures his deeper self and blinds him to how things happen.  Therefore he avoids all these things.  He does his work and lets it go.  

Standing on tiptoe is not steady.  
To straddle is not to go forward.  
Being self-centred is not enlightened.  
Boasting is not being grown-up.  
The followers of the Tao avoid them.  

“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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