Over the years I have been on many training courses, but few really stick in my memory. One that does concerned the art of negotiation. The course was in the '80s when Henry "Hank" Calero, sadly no longer with us, was already over 70 years old. He was a renowned negotiator who shared the insight and knowledge gained from many tough negotiations in a number of books.
Just imagine you woke up tomorrow and you had none of the above. How would you work? How would you live?
We are all too familiar with the feeling of wanting something to happen but not being able to make it happen. For a long time, I thought of it as one of those moments where initial failures lead to final success. After all, there are stories where some of the world's most successful people experienced epic failure before their success.
In the previous article, I described how, as a Founder, one could relatively quickly and easily start building a useful plan. This took the form of a network of connected outcomes that illustrate what needs to be done to achieve the desired end state, in the example’s case a wedding.
Continuing to deliver on my promise to help Founders use the best of project management in their endeavours, I wanted to touch upon planning in this article.
Here’s another excerpt from the fascinating and upcoming memoir, Harlem to Hollywood, My Real-to-Reel Life by French Connection detective Sonny Grosso. Buckle up!
So, in my last article, I promised to try and give Founders some practical advice regarding project management. This post is the first piece of that advice, and for that we shall start at the very beginning which, as they say, is a very good place to start.