Projectsteps End of Year Tips, Hints, and Free Advice
Buy at least one share of Apple Computer stock (AAPL)
Tell somebody you care, and how much they really mean to you. Let them know how they have changed your life.
If you have children, encourage them with love, and let them know they are a blessing to you.
If you live to make more money, get a (new) life!
If you aren't having fun doing your job, move on to something new.
Reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre successes - Tom Peters! (Are you listening BH?).
Embrace change and do all you can to expose unethical behavior.
Don't allow deadbeat managers and/or lazy executives to ruin your career or influence your project.
Gossiping is for children and old women. Don't be a part of the office gossip loop.
Great leaders with ethics and a solid morale center are rare. I have never met one; however I'm sure they exist. Seek them out with everything you have.
Executives have forgotten how to be leaders. Because of this, we have a 200 billion dollar trade deficit, stock option scandals, CEOs going to prison, massive layoffs, outsourcing to India, disloyal workers, and a plethora of corrupt politicians. Make sure before you go to work for an organization you know who is running the show.
Love the unlovable.
Be nutty at work. Somebody will appreciate the break in the monotony.
Find a manager in your company that is doing a bad job and ask them about the middle management shake up that is eminent. Walk away quickly before they can respond.
Look at yourself in the mirror closely for 60 seconds. Feel really bad that you look so old, then remember that life is precious and be thankful to God that tomorrow is a new day.
Challenge authority when it makes sense. Project managers can't be wimps.
Don't respect unrespectable people. Avoid them, workaround them, go through them. They are career killers.
If you like to solve problems and make a difference, work for a non-profit or charity.
Be a blessing to somebody.
Thanks for listening.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Stephen F. Seay, PMP