Best-selling business author Tom Peters was recently the keynote speaker at PMI’s Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM). Among the wisdom he shared with the audience:
- If you don’t like politics or meetings, don’t be a project manager. Politics is life. Relish it. It’s our fellow human beings.
- Your emotional quotient is much more important than your intelligence quotient.
- Agile is key. Whoever tries the most stuff, wins. Forget “do it right the first time.”
- Thanks to social media, one bad mistake can undo 25 years of branding activity.
- Have lunch with your colleagues from other areas of the organization.
- Spend 80 percent of time finding and maintaining allies.
- “Idiots suck up for success. Geniuses suck down.”
- Give constant recognition, especially for smaller achievements. Micro-milestones matter. “Nobody died from too many thank yous.”
Excerpt from PMI Friday Facts, 14th November 2014