Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video On applying courageous leadership, part of Insights from a Project Manager.
- Okay, I wish I made up the phrase…intelligent disobedience, but I didn't.…Intelligent disobedience comes from the world of guide dogs.…Think about this for a minute,…you do not want a guide dog…to do everything its master commands…when the master commands it to do so, right?…There's going to be obstacles, there's going to be a car coming,…there's going to be a curb, whatever the case may be.…The dog, therefore, needs to understand the goal…and objective that its master has…to determine where it wants to go,…but then disobey those commands in certain cicumstances…for the benefit of both of them.…
It disobeys the command intelligently,…the dog is constantly in search for this possibility.…When I think of a project manager,…the project manager's working with a team,…is working directly with a product that is being developed,…kind of like the dog that has additional information…from sight that its master does not.…The project manager has got some information…that the sponsor and senior stakeholders may not have.…
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