At the beginning of my project management career I had hard time getting project team members do what I wanted. I would do my best to develop a strong plan – which was getting better with each project management book I read. I would then assign people to activities and tell them to roll up their sleeves. Results were poor.
“Well”, I thought, “it is hard to work with people. I must impose my will. I must be tough.”
I couldn’t be farther from the truth.