I have been dipping into a fascinating new book, The Lazy Project Manager kindly provided by its author, Peter Taylor.
This is not a book about managing projects…. it’s a book about managing yourself whilst you manage projects. The Lazy Project Manager is not intended to replace project management training manuals, courses, standards and other earnest but boring tomes. It’s the book you read when you are skilled at successfully running projects or programs and need to get a life outside of work as well.
Building on the ideas of Walter Chrysler and others ‘Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.’; productive laziness is about achieving the success that matters with the minimum necessary effort. More bang for your buck!
Using a combination of humour from The Jungle Book (movie), Monty Python (and brontosauruses) and others, plus science from more reputable sources this is a fascinating read full of practical ideas.
To preview and buy visit: http://www.thelazyprojectmanager.com and you too may become productively lazy. Now all I need to do is find the time to finish reading it……