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The Complete Project Manager's Toolkit by Alfonso Bucero, Randall Englund

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THE ROLE OF HUMOR AND FUN

TOOLSET: USING HUMOR

The project manager is obligated to have a plan and make project activities happen. Usually the plan does not reflect what is going to happen but what you want to happen. Changes are inevitable, so you as a project manager need to prioritize and manage time well. Timothy C. shares this story as told by a supervisor to his superiors when asked why his employees were so successful and motivated yet always seemed to be laughing and chatting:

A teacher is giving a lecture. On his desk is a bag of sand, a bag of pebbles, some big rocks, and a bucket. The teacher places the big rocks in the ...

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