There is no such thing as a dysfunctional organization

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received about managing projects?

For me, the best advice is:

“There is no such thing as a dysfunctional organization, because every organization is perfectly aligned to achieve the results it gets”.

This quote is from the book “the Practice of Adaptive Leadership” by Ron Heifetz, which I highly recommend in my coaching to Project Managers.

This is a great advice, for us Project Managers, who rarely have a say in selecting our projects, project teams, customers, or sponsors. Sometime our obsession with perfection, efficiency, and control can lead to overwhelming frustration about the gap between our aspirations and the reality of our organization’s capacity.

While we have no control over this reality, we do have control over the mindset we adopt to cope with the often widening gap.

As Project managers and leaders, we need to constantly remind ourselves that even the best magicians can’t pull a rabbit out of a hat, if there isn’t already a rabbit in the hat.

All we can do, as tennis great Arthur Ashe said, is “start where we are, use what we have, and do what we can”

You can find answers to this question from other Project Managers on LinkedIn.

So, what is the best piece of advice you have ever received about managing projects?

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There is no such thing as a dysfunctional organization

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received about managing projects?

For me, the best advice is:

“There is no such thing as a dysfunctional organization, because every organization is perfectly aligned to achieve the results it gets”.

This quote is from the book “the Practice of Adaptive Leadership” by Ron Heifetz, which I highly recommend in my coaching to Project Managers.

This is a great advice, for us Project Managers, who rarely have a say in selecting our projects, project teams, customers, or sponsors. Sometime our obsession with perfection, efficiency, and control can lead to overwhelming frustration about the gap between our aspirations and the reality of our organization’s capacity.

While we have no control over this reality, we do have control over the mindset we adopt to cope with the often widening gap.

As Project managers and leaders, we need to constantly remind ourselves that even the best magicians can’t pull a rabbit out of a hat, if there isn’t already a rabbit in the hat.

All we can do, as tennis great Arthur Ashe said, is “start where we are, use what we have, and do what we can”

You can find answers to this question from other Project Managers on LinkedIn.

So, what is the best piece of advice you have ever received about managing projects?

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There is no such thing as a dysfunctional organization

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received about managing projects?

For me, the best advice is:

“There is no such thing as a dysfunctional organization, because every organization is perfectly aligned to achieve the results it gets”.

This quote is from the book “the Practice of Adaptive Leadership” by Ron Heifetz, which I highly recommend in my coaching to Project Managers.

This is a great advice, for us Project Managers, who rarely have a say in selecting our projects, project teams, customers, or sponsors. Sometime our obsession with perfection, efficiency, and control can lead to overwhelming frustration about the gap between our aspirations and the reality of our organization’s capacity.

While we have no control over this reality, we do have control over the mindset we adopt to cope with the often widening gap.

As Project managers and leaders, we need to constantly remind ourselves that even the best magicians can’t pull a rabbit out of a hat, if there isn’t already a rabbit in the hat.

All we can do, as tennis great Arthur Ashe said, is “start where we are, use what we have, and do what we can”

You can find answers to this question from other Project Managers on LinkedIn.

So, what is the best piece of advice you have ever received about managing projects?

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