10 People-Related Project Mistakes - 7. Failing to address personal crises


Nothing says “pointy-headed boss” like a manager who fails to sensitively address major crises like the death or major illness. Some PMs gloss over these crises during crunch time and simply state that the show must go on. They might work well with machines, but your geeks are not robots. So don't treat them that way.


In this installment of Getting the Best Out of Geeks, we spoke with project management guru Dr. Steve Flannes to get the scoop on the ten biggest people-related mistakes that IT project managers can make. As the principal of the consultancy Flannes & Associates, he specializes in managing people through projects and is the author of Essential People Skills for Project Managers


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