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Learn to Drop Some of the Balls

September 14th, 2017 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips

Jugglers know this. Managers and builders should know this. Let the little things fall without over reacting.

Jugglers have to do this. They may be a bit off balance, so they let a ball fall to the ground.
An alternative is to over react and reach for that one ball and lose focus and drop all the balls and …. everything goes downhill quickly.

Hence, good jugglers learn to let one or more of the balls fall to the ground. They don’t reach. They don’t stretch out of shape.

The lesson(s) for project managers and builders of systems?

  • Learn to let something drop
  • Maintain your equilibrium
  • Keep moving on the bigger thing

There are always bigger things. We sometimes are so involved that we fail to see them, and we let a little ball wreck everything and everyone.

Tags: Failure · Management

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