In effect, it's about building character, and developing habits that make you more effective. Some of this is pretty easy, and some is hard.
Stephen Covey hit a nerve when he wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The book was on the bestseller list for several years, and has sold over 10 million copies. In the book, he said that Benjamin Franklin would work with a principle each month and after a year, he would begin his list again. It takes time to master some habits, but in the end, it is worthwhile.
Fortunately we know more today about habit formation than was know in Ben Franklin's time. Two excellent books have been published that shed significant light on the subject. They are:
- Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean
- The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg
In subsequent blogposts, I'll be presenting methods for developing your skills so that you can be more effective as a project manager. Doing so can have significant effects on your career path. Being a really good project manager is good preparation for moving up to a C-level position in an organization. Not only are the methods of project management useful for any position, but you will deal with all kinds of stakeholders as a project manager, and that experience is invaluable to the senior executive.
You will also find valuable insights into being more effective in my published books. Go to my author's page on Amazon for more information.
I would like for this blog to be as useful as possible, so it will be very helpful to hear from you. You can interact with me at my membership website, www.howcanibesuccessful.net. Thanks for your interest in my blog.
Dr. Jim Lewis