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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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CONCLUSION: YOUR INFORMAL AUTHORITY IS NEEDED NOW!

A FEW FINAL THOUGHTS FROM Kory:

At the end of an intense two-day project management workshop, one participant asked for a moment of my time.

“I realized something over the past two days,” he said. “I need to do more work.”

“In which area?” I asked, fully expecting his answer to be technical in nature. He was a well-educated engineer with a slew of degrees and designations. I thought he would raise planning, critical path, or the Work Breakdown Structure as areas that required more focus. Instead, he looked at me sincerely and started to confess.

“I need to work on informal authority and my mastery of the Foundational Behaviors. I realized my projects are failing because I don’t communicate well. ...

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