We all know the “lessons learned” part in projects design. Some of us dread writing it, some – enjoy it. I used to be a fervent advocate of reflections and pausing to learn from past projects’ experiences to pave the way forward. As I grew professionally, I learned how illusionary that can be. This new perspective is not meant to diminish the value of reflections, it just sharpens the awareness of their limitations to what it can actually mean for decision-making in project planning and implementation in constantly changing environments.
Pro tip of the week: what counts
I always find it invigorating to learn from other disciplines. During the reporting season, it is worth reminding ourselves about what matters.
Pro tip of the week
Cognitive diversity enables innovation, strengthens the sense of belonging and improves the performance of individuals and teams. Go with this mental set-up to the next team meeting, armed with good listening skills, and see what happens.
Thank you 2021!
I wrote my Winter Holidays messages to friends, colleagues and partners in a heartbeat.
It was coming from my heart.
I was only sorry I could not write individual cards this year. It would have taken me hours as the list of recipients this year is, thankfully, long. Longer than usual.
And there was something in common in all – the gratitude.
Gratitude for enriching my professional life with
amazing new milestones,
lasting and growing networks,
seeing through troubles and recoveries for myself and others,
inspiration beyond imaginable,
results and failures turned into pure learning,
humility from learning,
perpetuating meaningful causes,
continuing to keep us in a constant chain of changes,
for reminders to stay faithful to relationships regardless of the changes to procedures or to plans,
for bringing our resilience as individuals and as teams to a new level,
for my new colleagues, teams and partners,
for revived relationships,
mutual trust on the critical path,
the most precious prize of “The most active Secret Santa” and
simple human gestures.
I embrace it all and look forward to more
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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