The premise of "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" by John Maxwell is that focusing on growth is more important than focusing on goals. Obtaining a goal will help you accomplish a task or dream but personal and professional growth will change who you are.
What I learned:
- You need to be intentional about growth. You have to be focused on growth and you have to desire to want to grow and develop a plan for growth. You need to identify where you currently are and where you would like to be over a period of time and then establish a program that will take you there. Take the time and map out how you are going to accomplish your growth goals. What are you going to learn, read, and study to develop your skills and knowledge in your area of interest.
I love to read. I once read a quote that said “You only change because of two things, the books you read and the people you meet.” I figured, the best way to meet people from all walks of life is to read their books. I’ve learned that when you read a book, you’re not […]
"Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown." -George Shinn
Gerald Kendall and Kathleen Austin's book "Advanced Multi-Project Management" confronts the critical reason why projects fail and why, according to the Standish Group, project success is not improving. This book addresses the key concerns that senior management has with implementing the right projects at the right time with the right resources to take advantage of a strategic opportunity while at the same time providing guidance to the organization's program managers who are overworked and fighting for resources to complete the project that they already have under way. The book highlights key processes required to control the flow of active projects, develop a correct project network, implement a strategic buffer, establish a single project priority system, enable faster execution and provide a consistent methodology for recovering projects to ensure investment benefits are achieved.