I had the privilege with my peer group to learn about leadership from Allison Melangton, past president of the Indianapolis Super Bowl, currently at the Indy 500 and a gifted architect of Indiana. I've worshiped her simple yet highly effective project management strategies since the Super Bowl. Pick three of these tidbits from Allison and post them on your home screen. If you post your three on the Russell Martin & Associates Facebook page, we'll create community by what moved us.
- Be intentional about the purpose of your project. In her case, It's not a Super Bowl project, it's a Grow Indiana project that contains a Super Bowl.
- People help you if they see clear PURPOSE (passion) and IMPACT (valued).
- Get the best of the best to help you, and expect people to be the best.
- The sustainability of the solution after the project ends is how success is measured.
- Build on your strengths and those of others. Don't fixate on what you can't do. Be different and unique and make bold decisions.
- Make meetings matter and make goals clear.
- Plan all scenarios.
- Ask people often how they are feeling, acknowledge them. Respond don’t react.
- Picture the pieces (we use Scope Diagrams for this).