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  • Jerry Morla

Unshakeable Chaos Management Wisdom for Project Leaders ๐Ÿ‘Š

One of the first books I remember reading on #ProjectManagement was focused on chaos management. The author described the work of Project Managers dealing with chaos as often resembling a Joshua Tree, like a hand reaching into the sky, trying to grab whatever it can.


A good illustration perhaps, of what many in the projects world deal with day in and day out; however, the best chaos management master class of all is in the very beginning of the #Bible.


In the beginning, the Earth was empty and in chaos. The very first chaos management and #leadership intervention by The Creator was to call The Light into existence ๐Ÿ”ฅ. By implication, increasing awareness and exposing things for what they were, before calling things by their name and setting them where belonged (darkness for night๐ŸŒ›, light for day๐ŸŒž, earth to land, waters to seas).


Then, after calling things by name and bringing order into the chaos, the land turned green, bore fruits, and became hospitable for animals and humans ๐Ÿข๐Ÿช๐Ÿ˜Ž


Remember these key points for project success:

  • Project success requires top leadership involvement from the very start!

  • Making things visible (light) and transparent is essential for situational awareness!

  • Call things what they are and do not sugar coat!

  • Separate the things that do not go together like day and night, or water and land!

  • Planning and processes are critical before a project starts!

  • Setting factors and conditions in place is critical for project success!


I am sure there were great earthquakes through the process of creation, but it worked!


Special blessings for all my project management fellows and all the leaders burning bright to shine the light through the darkness!


No Fear! Love, live, life! ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ––




About the author: Jerry Morla draws from years of experience in project leadership and post-graduate work in the areas of organizational development and leadership models.

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