My lesson for today in effectiveness

I want to share this great lesson from Microsoft’s #1 Project Manager, J.D. Meier, on what he learned from his manager Per in effectiveness.
2 quotes from this great entry:

Next steps?   Asking “next steps?” at the end of your meeting is a pretty crisp way of turning talk into action.
What’s the agreement?  When you’re not sure why things aren’t happening as you expect, check the agreement.  You might find you don’t really have one.


Expose the approach.   People may not agree on the implementation or the results, but sharing the approach is a good place to start.  Exposing the approach gives you a chance to improve the approach.  Exposing the approach can also build trust, particularly if everybody buys in.

Have fun reading these ‘habits’ of effectiveness.