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James Bond Villains School Us On Project Management

With only a few people and some oversized ambition, James Bond's villains are able to conceive and execute astonishing plans while leading small teams and managing tight resources. What can we learn from them and their never-say-die attitude? Promote an agenda with charisma. Charisma is a combination of charm, sensitivity, and encouragement. Good leaders use their charisma to motivate their stakeholders with positive words and energy. Use a small crew to great effect. Villains assemble their crew based on usefulness. Keeping a lean team promotes clearer communication and a more hands-on style of leadership. Bigger isn’t always better. Delegate effectively. Good villains know they cannot be everywhere at every moment.Assign people to roles where they have the strongest aptitude and interest, and you will have the greatest impact with the fewest people. Master buoyancy skills. Villains are tenacious enough to not let a single defeat detract from their overall vision. If one method doesn’t work, they simply find another strategy. Now, go use your new-found "PM Power" as a force for good, not for evil! Continue reading...


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