Category: Leadership

Apr 15

Coach a team with 100 words

Footballers are not known for their extensive vocabularies. So it was hard to tell whether it was a compliment or an insult when Italian Fabio Capello, England’s football coach, said he could manage the national team using just 100 words. “If I need to speak about the economy or other things, I can’t speak,” he …

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Mar 22

The Project Mahout

How do you get an elephant from A to B? There are four ways: You can Push it, Pull it, Pick it up and carry it, or You can climb up onto the elephants back and whisper in its ear “There is a bun in that direction.” In change management, the subject has got to …

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Jan 03

Keep your plans agile and objectives personal

Your project plans need to be detailed for the near term so that everyone knows: What they are working on, What their accountability is for the deliverables and quality and How this fits into the greater objective. The only thing that is certain about a long-term detailed plan is that it will be wrong. PMs can …

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Feb 22

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

I’ve been getting a lot of stick about my car. Jeremy Clarkson berates me every week calling me a “Pious Driver”. But it suddenly got a lot worse. Now it’s open season for Toyota drivers: first with the accelerator pedal problems, then with the brake problems on newer models of the Prius than mine, and now the …

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