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What is the greatest lesson (or one of them) you have learned as a project management professional?
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It took me years to understand why on my first project as a project manager we succeeded. I had no experience as a manager so I decided to be honest, open-minded and specially to ask my team every single question I had so I could learn from their experience. We enjoyed and achieved every single goal on that project. Years later, reflecting on why we succeeded on that unforgettable experience I finally realized the importance of making people feel they really matter and in that working enviroment we as a team and individually can make a big difference as we did. The day I understood that lesson, my life started to change more than ever.

Please could you tell us about any great lesson in your career? Thank you so much.
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If you fail to communicate, you will eventually communicate your failure...
George Lewis
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One of my lessons learned is similar to an old adage from the Confucian Ideas which is "firstly cultivate your morals, secondly well manage your household and then rule a nation".

And it is "cultivate your morals, know well your team and stakeholders, effectively develop and manage your team as a cohesive whole and stakeholders' engagement, and then manage your project".
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Always Delegate - One man shows never works while Team Work Works.
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One of the best things you can ask someone is: "what do you think?"
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Be connected, and trust the team
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Rather than completely depending on self learning , learn from the experiences of other people.
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Always, always treat people with respect, even if they don't deserve it.
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I learned one thing apart from communication, skills, risks etc....Continuous evolution of your plan. You can not just say it is good till your project ends.
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It is very difficult to succeed unless every member of the team understands the goals and objectives of the project. The understanding will align the team to produce the outcome in a very effective way.
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Set target, communicate target, measure target and apply corrective actions, will lead to achieve your project objectives.
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