7. Trust Your Team

Trust is a tricky thing.  It is hard won and easily lost. Project Managers have a practice of diving in deep into the details when things go wrong on a project. This is a good practice but, we have to remember to pull back out after the crisis.  Too often we stay down at the granular level and never give trust back again.  The deep dive may be necessary to get things back on track, but your team will NOT deliver thier best work with you looking over their shoulder.

On small projects this approach of trying to keep all information, all the plates spinning, yourself might work (though I doubt it), but on enterprise projects, it will just put you in the hospital, or a little rubber room with nice people to take care of you.

Trust your team. If they are professionals they will do a great job. If they aren’t professionals…get a different team, Quick!

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