Author: Christopher Cook

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The 70×10 Rule of Project Management

Jim Rohn developed a 70×10 rule for money distributing his wealth into lifestyle, charity, active and passive capital categories. He gave his ideal percentages for each and told the audience to plan accordingly. Project managers also have an ideal percentage of their time. The triple constraint, personal development, and mentorship are the three categories discussed in the article.

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Detachment is the Key to Leadership

Making a decision in an emotional state rarely goes in a positive direction. This attachment to the project causes a project manager to stumble. To lead a team properly, one must become detached to the outcomes. Relax, look around, and then making the call leads to better outcomes and less of an emotional roller coaster for the project manager.

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Stages of Learning: The Jeet Kune Do Way

Learning is a journey. On this road to mastery, individuals go through stages of learning. Ignorance, knowledge, and simplicity are three aspects of the learning experience. No matter your expertise or years in the game, these three stages will pop up. Rather than turn a blind eye and stay in your comfort zone, embrace the steps.

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Jungle vs. Farm: What’s Your Environment?

Two possible environments to lead a team are jungle and farm. In the jungle environment, only the strong survive and the best of the best prevail. A farm community relies on each member to do their part and work together. Some organizations thrive with cutthroat approaches to personnel while others support each other to make everyone better.

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The Mind and Body of Project Management

The mind and body are not mutually exclusive. By reading and learning, you are not sacrificing your health. When working out, you are not getting any less smart. Project managers need to meld these two worlds (mind and body) to become the best possible version of themselves.

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The Style of No Style

Jeet Kune Do is a martial art based on minimal movement with maximum effect. Bruce Lee founded this style of no style taking techniques from other martial arts, seeing what works and what does not, and applying them to his fighting style. This article talks about using this same process for your project management style.

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Quotes and Project Management

Quotes are a powerful way to jump start any day. They provide inspiration and motivation when nothing else can or will. The quotes features in this article relate to project management practices and processes as well as the individual mindsets of the project manager.

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Project Manager By Accident

Are you a project manager by accident? You went from the best technical worker to managing a team. In doing so, your mindset needs to shift from an individual to a group. These three mindset shifts will help you become a better manager, therefore impacting a project positively.

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You Are a Newbie…Forever

“Existence is chiefly maintenance. Everything is falling apart slowly. Everything requires additional energy and order to maintain itself. In a world of continuing upgrades, everyone becomes a newbie…forever.” – Kevin Kelly

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