Categories: Communication, Football, Leadership, Process Improvement, Project Manager, Quarterback, Team
Running projects and playing football have similarities you are working toward a goal. Projects have milestones and football has touchdowns. The project manager will direct and manage project execution making adjustments along the way to keep the project moving. The quarterback will run plays and make adjustments to guide the team down the field.
Project Managers and Quarterbacks are leaders that your teams depends on and looks up to for guidance. Both positions are in the spotlight requiring charisma and professionalism. Both positions will take the fall for any failures of the team.
Your key to success is motivating your team that everyone has an important role on it. Continuous process improvement to find better ways to execute.
Communication is so critical that you need to be a good listener and follow up with any concerns or issues brought to your attention. Always follow-up.
Take care of your team and they will follow you.
(Note - this article was originally written by Drake Settsu and published on DrakeSettsu.BlogSpot.com in January 2015)