This episode was inspired by re-listening to Jocko Podcast 98 with Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. In the episode Jocko, Echo (good evening) and Dr. Peterson discuss the importance of self-evaluation before looking out and judging the world. Also discussed were the differences between tyrannical leadership and leaders who inspire others to want to do work for them. In this episode I share what I believe Project Managers can do to stay on the opposite side of tyranny and instead build a bonded, collaborative and productive team while remembering, “It’s not YOUR project”.
I don’t mean Project Managers should not care about the project or the team. But, there is a difference in thinking the project is yours as opposed to you are supporting the project.
Avoiding tyrannical Project Management by:
- Being confident in what you know. Being even more confident in what you don’t know
- Remembering teammates are adults, not our kids
- Including our subject matter experts (SMEs) in developing the solution
- Praising in public. Redirecting in private
- Not being an a#$&ole
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Kevin Pannell, PMP, Creator & Host, ‘People, Process, Progress’ podcast
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