Fifteen years ago we organised our son’s birthday party. Everything under control, I thought. I had already done a lot of corporate leadership trainings and prepared accordingly! A project plan with milestones, learning objectives, a competition game between yellow, green and black belts, and incentives linked to targets.
The picture says more than 1000 words!
BAD NEWS for BIRTHDAY PARTY MANAGERS: Kids’ birthday parties are often complex, and traditional leadership practices therefore inadequate
BAD NEWS for BUSINESS MANAGERS: same applies for many business challenges especially in international matrix organisations