“Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.”
— Seth Berkley
- What are the biggest problems with your project right now and what are you doing about them?
- What are the top risks to quality with your project and what are you doing about them?
- What are the top risks to schedule with your project and what are you doing about them?
- When is the most likely time your project will finish with high quality – and how do you know?
- What help can executives provide that will improve schedule and quality?
If you answer these questions well, you will have warded off anti-help.
As an executive, ask these questions. Do not assume that help is not needed simply because you have heard no requests for help. If someone cannot answer these questions well, their immediate need is the help in finding the answers to the questions. When they do answer them well, you will know how to give the support the project needs.
You will not be firing the anti-help torpedos. Your projects will thank you.
Yours in the calm pursuit of excellence,Alan Willett
Sunrise in a city very near Death Valley in California