One of the most important skills I teach the people I mentor is project management. I believe that project management skills are the key to making things happen in work and life.
This is my hand-crafted collection of project management quotes. Project management is the art and science of making things happen. The project manager leads a team on a journey (the project cycle), through trials and triumphs to realize a vision. Along that journey, project management involves balancing tradeoffs between cost, time, and scope. Along the way, it also involves communicating with stakeholders, influencing without authority, tracking and reporting status, tuning and pruning processes, and driving execution. Project management includes managing risks and issues. It also includes telling and selling the vision to get buy-in and support.
I wanted a visual that could express one of the idea of Sources of Insight. I think the Yin and Yang is a good model. According to Wikipedia, the Yin and Yang expresses how seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent.
Trying to plan for a month can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have an approach. I’m going to share with you a very simple way to plan your month. It’s simple, but powerful. You can use Agile Results as a way to simplify your monthly planning. Agile Results is the system I talk about in my book, Getting Results the Agile Way.
This is a leadership assessment you can use to assess yourself against effective leadership practices. This leadership checklist organizes leadership qualities, leadership habits, and leadership practices into the following categories: action, change, communication, decisions, influence, motivation, problem solving, self-awareness, teamwork, and vision.