Often, Project Managers can only see the flaws…the holes…and the gaps in the plan. Our eyes are “tuned” to look for the parts of the project that aren’t working (or likely to fail).
This is usually a strength…but it can also be a weakness.
While we were training the Parking Team in Houston, my tendency was to focus on the parts that were not working…and nearly forgot to celebrate the success of the new team. Jimmy however was a superstar as a trainer because he only focused on those areas of progress, impact, and growth.
After all, we were only there for a few hours. They had to carry the responsibility after we left. What impression do I really want to leave with them?
Do we want to leave them encouraged or discouraged?
We should do likewise with our teammates! Do you?
Thanks for listening.