|Articles To help Project Leaders
Issue # 39 December 2011
|Pow'Rful Presentations Newsletter|
December 2011 - Year End PotPourri
Pow'Rful Presentations is a relatively monthly investigation of ideas,
strategies and techniques to assist readers be more present in life, better
project managers and make effective presentations (in all senses of the
Disclaimer - depending on your background, and my South African origins,
you may find some of my spelling and grammar to be "imaginative".
© Wayne Botha 2011
|The end is Nigh (The end of the year 2011, that
Thanksgiving is behind us, and we
are heading towards the holiday season, quickly followed by the end of the Year
and rejoicing for 2012. Hence, a short newsletter because no-one has much energy
left at this time of year.
- Project success does not equal
project manager success. Some projects are difficult to manage and some are
disasters waiting to happen. A good project manager will help to make the
disaster less severe. No matter how good you are at your craft, you cannot avoid
disaster. Therefore, never let a failed project get you down. The project
failure doesn't mean you are a failure - your skills and influence may have been
the deciding factor in less spectacular failure.
- Your inner critic is formed by
many situations and influences over your lifetime. As you become more educated.
mature and experienced, you are in a better position to accomplish more.
However, your inner critic doesn't automatically acknowledge your achievements
and successes. Your inner critic frequently reminds you of the time you failed a
math test in 3rd grade. It is time to confront your critic. When you find
yourself thinking "I can't do that", stop and ask "Why not?". Be specific. Ask
your critic for an example of a situation that says you can't do it. You might
find that your critic is full of hot air, and the ghostly image is making you
a ghost of your powerful self. It is time to upgrade your critic so that you can
- If you work hard, think smart
and apply what you learn, then your career path will happen faster than you
think. Given that you can expect a promotion every few years if you work for a
large organization, what are you doing today to prepare for your next promotion?
It will happen faster than you think.
- It is neither good, nor bad. It
- What books are you reading
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