Showing posts with the label communication

Project Managers - What do you do all day?

How often do you get a question like that from a friend or a family member, "What is it you do again?" or " What do you do when you go to work daddy?".  If you say "I am a project manager" these days it will fill their heads with visions of The Apprentice TV Show candidates shouting "I am the PM do as I say!", or a man in a hard hat talking to Kevin McCloud on Grand Designs about something is late. I do not have a solution to this dilemma and there are probably a hundred blog posts talks about how to talk to people about being a Project Manager. A quick google for " explaining what a project manager does" presents details of roles and responsibilities not what happens. What I have got is something, whilst dramatised is a little insight into a possible day of a project manager. Last night I watch the film called Locke starring Tom Hardy, now I don't want to give away the plot as you may want to watch it, and I do recommend watch

Christmas Post

Well it comes to that time of the year where every blogger starts to use analogies from Christmas and the New Year to make their point.  Some use it as an illustration of a point, others as a pun, on principle I am not going to do that, just to be controversial. That said I cannot really criticise the story telling nature of communication, that is fundamentally the basis for my book. (Yes it does exist, it is coming, I am working on it. Honest!!!).  So why did I choose this way to get my point across?  1. To keep me interested My natural tendency is to gravitate to the new and interesting things in life and once I get a general view I can loose interest and motivation. 2. To keep the reader interested Some subjects, no matter how interested you are in them, when you get down to the gritty details are not very enthralling, this may result in erratic behaviour like preferring to do the washing up or take our the trash. 3. To tie in some emotion I believe that we all learn thin