What most surprised you during your research? McGregor: That hands-off leadership doesn’t work. That’s the type of leader I used to be. I knew enough not to use toxic behaviors, like yelling and using punishments. I thought that people wanted lots of autonomy, which meant that I...Continue reading »
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[Doctors Without Borders] is able to move so swiftly, in large part, because of its decentralized structure, which is more akin to a guerilla network than a top-down corporation. How To Manage A Plague, Bloomberg Businessweek, Nov 17, 2014. Contrary to such notable initiatives such...Continue reading »
I had pulled the wrong data in updating my status. It looked like a huge mistake in my data and it put me into a cold sweat. I was doomed.Continue reading »
Are we managing projects or are we conducting experiments? Managing you say? Are you really sure?Continue reading »
It was a simple bug, or so we thought. They said it was a NEW requirement and it needed approval because we undermine the project by adding new requirements!Continue reading »
Déjà vu. I’m doing nothing more than helping out as my father-in-law is recovering from having gone to the hospital. All the chaos and concern seemed very familiar in an eerie way ... kind of like … an out of control project!Continue reading »
I didn’t notice this in a project management environment. However, it made me wonder if wearing a suit was a tool that helped or hindered us as project managers.Continue reading »