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Up and down work year but I learnt a lot made good bank, have some new good references and  finished year as a project manager so walk it off.

Back to the doings.  It starts with the reading list:

The language of leadership
Connect First
The business of friendship
NLP for business analysts
Crucial conversations
Inspiring Remote Tech Teams
Rapport
Better small talk
Influence 2021 ed

A bit of a planned self upgrade these hols which is why the heavy reading list.  2021 was upping my awareness and avoiding obvious mistakes.  I made over 150k in the rough and tumble IT contracting game during covid so good enough.  2022 is about applying that knowledge to make a step change. Normally I d be off visiting family overseas but currently lockdown so I have a week to dedicate. The objectives are to:

  • Level up my realtime PD skills by 10%
  • Improve my presentation delivery and add in more leadership language
  • Build a process and resource library I can add on to keep improving
  • TBH  rather than reading more going  to be a ruthlessly time boxed process of:

Skimming looking for:

  • Collaborative framing. I want to to make this my reflex response as there s no downside
  • One default thing.  Short multipurpose phrases that make good quick responses under fire.  (Be the guy who practiced one punch 10,000 times)
  • Interesting leadership language.  I ve got close to 100 hours of meetings recorded with groups of managers collaborating, supporting and competing.  More than enough collecting! Time for doing.
  • Cross checking the above against my north star (PU of course)

Then it become input for my practice scripts

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Quote from Transitioned on December 12, 2021, 1:12 am
  • One default thing.  Short multipurpose phrases that make good quick responses under fire.  (Be the guy who practiced one punch 10,000 times)

I like this a lot.

Might be a great exercise to walk people through.

Happy to read if you want to share them once you have them.

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And so it begins....

I've developed the situational/triggers shell this morning I'll populate with these scripts.  Standard people challenges in a Project lifecycle of course since that's my work world.

Since I'm an agile guy I set my highest value and timebox it.   Now its practice and habit over content so its making role play scripts and the timebox is a minimum of 3 a day 5 days a week - should give me 30 by end of holidays.

While I'm doing that I'm listening to Language of Leadership and pecking away at notes for a review for TPM.  Lucio deserves a Xmas present.

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I bought a tomato timer that helps me with timeboxing. I realised the single-turn helps me use the timer frequently.

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I think that pomodoro guy is a genius.  Who would have thought you could have filled up a whole book with work in chunks.   Its like the kanban guys - Make tasks visible, limit WIP (there you go that's the kanban course)

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Phew - day 1 scripts done:

  1. Red flag attack on value of your role - Agile doesn’t have project managers
  2. Amber social scalping -  Idiot saying you're boasting at a social event
  3. Amber social scalping and tasking - I'm more on the business side
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Quote from Transitioned on December 18, 2021, 5:01 am

I think that pomodoro guy is a genius.  Who would have thought you could have filled up a whole book with work in chunks.   Its like the kanban guys - Make tasks visible, limit WIP (there you go that's the kanban course)

He's a genius indeed :).

It looks like we have a similar approach.

I am using a paper kanban with my tomato timer:
(Backlog is at the back of the paper card)

(The mental health is some random, online event that I may skip)

I worked with Trello and Jira for team settings before.

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  1. Red flag attack on value of your role - Agile doesn’t have project managers

LOL this is so ridiculous even though someone also used this attack on me.

I wanted to say

Him: Agile doesn’t have project managers

Me: You want a nightclub?

Something to say "you want everyone to dance to their own tune?"

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While I'm doing that I'm listening to Language of Leadership and pecking away at notes for a review for TPM.  Lucio deserves a Xmas present.

Daaamn :D.

Would love to read that one indeed 🙂

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Had a few days off at beach, social shopping etc.    Now back to it.

First a little backfill.  Typing up some notebooks full of 'magic words' and work tips of all sorts.  Then back to the script mines.

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