1. Projects always have problems
2. The earlier you identify problems, the sooner you can work on solutions
3. People who tell you that their projects have no problems are lying
This advice has always worked for me so I reserve a section in my status report for problems or issues.
|Colin Powell's latest autobiography|
This week I'm reading Colin Powell's latest book: 'It worked for me.' Lots of great leadership advice in there.
He addresses problems in Chapter Six:
"If your desk is clean and no-one is bringing you problems, you should be very worried. It means that people don't think you can solve them or think you don't want to hear about them. Or, far worse, it means they think you don't care. Either way it means your followers have lost confidence in you and you are no longer their leader."
What do you guys think of this advice?