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Which famous person (past or present) or fictional character would make a great Project Manager?
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I'm going to choose Alexander the Great. He never lost a battle, and overcame massive risks and hostile stakeholders to succeed in his projects (to expand territory). He was able to get the best out of his team against overwhelming odds, and was always a step ahead of the competition.
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Mahatma Gandhi is the first person that springs to my mind. All the protest activities he lead for Indian independence were projects, and these involved amazing displays of communication, planning and referent leadership.
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Mar 21, 2018 5:13 PM
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Interesting choice Eric.
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My #1 choice whenever this question gets asked is John "Hannibal" Smith from the A-Team.

Originator of that great phrase "I love it when a plan comes together!" he was a natural leader, leveraging the skills and compensating for the weaknesses of his team. He had a positive attitude and never led from behind nor did he leave any of his team behind...

Kiron
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Mar 21, 2018 5:14 PM
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Kiron, I was waiting for you to choose Bruce Willis or that MacGyver guy. Good choice.
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The Wolfe from the movie Pulp Fiction.

He was able to create a plan on the fly to achieve a deliverable within a tight timetable by understanding the desired objectives and assigning unambiguous tasks to team members.
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Mar 21, 2018 5:15 PM
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The Wolf certainly knows how to get things done.
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This is a really fun question.

Danny Ocean: From Ocean's Eleven. Make a plan, ensure you have the right people, review the plan when there are issues in your way, know how to smooth talk your way into getting people to agree with you. All in all, make it happen no matter what.
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Mar 21, 2018 5:16 PM
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Deborah great selection and great movie.
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Mar 21, 2018 7:05 AM
Replying to Eric Simms
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Mahatma Gandhi is the first person that springs to my mind. All the protest activities he lead for Indian independence were projects, and these involved amazing displays of communication, planning and referent leadership.
Interesting choice Eric.
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Mar 21, 2018 8:21 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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My #1 choice whenever this question gets asked is John "Hannibal" Smith from the A-Team.

Originator of that great phrase "I love it when a plan comes together!" he was a natural leader, leveraging the skills and compensating for the weaknesses of his team. He had a positive attitude and never led from behind nor did he leave any of his team behind...

Kiron
Kiron, I was waiting for you to choose Bruce Willis or that MacGyver guy. Good choice.
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Mar 21, 2018 9:51 AM
Replying to Drake Settsu
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The Wolfe from the movie Pulp Fiction.

He was able to create a plan on the fly to achieve a deliverable within a tight timetable by understanding the desired objectives and assigning unambiguous tasks to team members.
The Wolf certainly knows how to get things done.
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Mar 21, 2018 1:59 PM
Replying to Deborah Marocco Poppleton
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This is a really fun question.

Danny Ocean: From Ocean's Eleven. Make a plan, ensure you have the right people, review the plan when there are issues in your way, know how to smooth talk your way into getting people to agree with you. All in all, make it happen no matter what.
Deborah great selection and great movie.
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Sante

like you choice of Alexander the Great, Napoleon is also an interesting one. I can think of Qin with the greatest naval fleet ever!
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Mar 21, 2018 8:43 PM
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Yes another military genius.
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Mar 21, 2018 8:13 PM
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Sante

like you choice of Alexander the Great, Napoleon is also an interesting one. I can think of Qin with the greatest naval fleet ever!
Yes another military genius.
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Mar 21, 2018 9:35 PM
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Sante,

I mix two emperor, the treasure fleet's was with "Zheng He" around 1405.
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