PLAN. COMMUNICATE. LEAD.
Wouldn’t the world be a better place if all people had a “build-in feature” called “project management?
Truth to be told, when you work for many years in project management, it becomes your second nature. You can not just plan and execute projects at work and be totally disorganized in personal life. Whatever you do professionally has its impact on your personal life.
You plan your weekends and holidays, you compare your personal budget actuals and forecast, you even read books and decompose them into manageable pieces to read in regular intervals 🙂 You have a plan “B” in place if a risk materializes and your flight is cancelled. You follow up on your appointments and inform in advance if something goes wrong. Not only you come on time to the meetings at work, but you are also punctual for personal meetings. And you get “just a little bit” surprised when others don’t plan, don’t act, don’t follow up or act in a chaotic manner.
Does this “feature” deprive us from our spontaneity? Or does it bring us to the new level of personal organization, professionalism and reliability?