Managing Expectations

Several years ago a wise mentor told me the most important thing I needed to do as a project manager at the time, was to manage expectations. He meant my own expectations, those of the executives I reported to, those of the employees who would be impacted, and those of the customers who would also be affected. When I fully digested what he had meant, I was slightly overwhelmed at the responsibility. However, it proved to be the wisest tidbit that anyone in my work experience has ever shared and that is probably because of the sheer enormity of managing expectations well.

Networking Meetings

Attended a BNI meeting this morning in Sherwood Park, met like minded entreprenuerial people and worked on building relationships.  The question was posed as to whether the meeting was an ‘experience’ for visitors.  As a visitor, I was struck by the intentionality of the establishment of mutually beneficial relationships, not simply superficial networking for one’s own gain.  Building relationships is experiential by nature; kudos to BNI Park Rangers for hosting an experience!