Why did you go?

Why did you go?

The most common question I get asked is why did you go?

I just got back from the Academy of Management conference.  It was great. Over 10,000 people assembled to share and talk about all aspects of management. Academics, leading lights in organisations, authors and practitioners.

I go to this conference as often as I can. It’s held annually and this year was in Anaheim.

I love to share what I learn and what I hear and, frankly, some of the wacky and downright wrong things presented.

But I’ve learned, before they can take in my reports, people want to know why I went?

So here it is. I went because I believe I owe it to our clients and staff to be aware of the latest thinking, the latest ideas, the latest trials and failures.

I believe our clients can get ordinary people anywhere, ordinary people who can run ordinary projects.

But when projects and programs really matter it’s clients like to know they’re in the hands of people who keep up, keep practised and really love their profession. Extraordinary people for important projects. That’s us.

So why do I go? So our clients are confident we’re not just contractors, we’re people who care about our work and their outcome.

In the next few blogs, I’ll share what I discovered, the good, the bad and the wacky.