Written by John White for the Huffington Post – It’s so good I have to share it
As my company, Social Marketing Solutions, and beBee, (the professional social media network where I am a Brand Ambassador) both continue to grow, my role is evolving into one of leadership for a wide group of people.
One of the great mysteries of the 21st century. 40% of organisational budgets are allocated to projects (whether we call them projects or programs). Our education around managing projects accredits the structure, science, tools and admin. Yet people wanting the outcome are dissatisfied with the result 85% of the time.
Peter Smith CEO of Blockchain wrote the following and I liked it so much I got permission to post it. Hope you get as much out of it as I have and like me see how it translates to so many areas. His post starts now…
I love my job. I love working on projects and I love getting to the point when the strain is relieved and things start to work. At that point, I’m often told ‘you guys at RNC are really lucky, every time you turn up things are easier’. I used to be offended but these days I look forward to what I call the ‘coincidence conversation’. A lot of hard work goes into that coincidence.
Yesterday I met a really smart man. But not only is he smart he’s also clever. You see he’d called me to talk about helping with a ‘Red’ project. A big project that’s very complicated, has a very big budget and is on its fourth project manager. It should be finished.