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Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager: A FranklinCovey Title by James Wood, Suzette Blakemore, Kory Kogon

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CHAPTER 3

INITIATING THE PROJECT: MOVE AHEAD OR GO AROUND IN CIRCLES?

  

INITIATE Mindset: You must clarify a shared and measurable set of expectations.

TRY AN EXPERIMENT: BLINDFOLD SOME people, take them to a park, and ask them to walk forward in a straight line. What happens?

They walk in circles. Invariably. Sometimes the circles are wide, sometimes tight. The circles aren’t perfect circles—they’re loopy, sometimes in one direction, sometimes another. A lot of people even backtrack. Location doesn’t matter either. This experiment has been tried around the world—on mountains, on beaches, in the Sahara Desert, even in the forests of ...

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