Hi everyone at MT.
My name is Robert, and I'm a 30 years old project manager from Norway. I would like to share some information about myself, but first a huge thanks to Mike and Mark for all the great podcasts. Keep them coming!
I'm married to a great and supporting woman, and we have to little boys. My youngest have recently turned two years and the oldest have turned four. I do therefore think that my most difficult but also my most important challenge, is to manage my own time to meet my employers, but also my families demands. Any tips...?
Currently I work as a project manager in a company that delivers heavy maintenance for commercial airliners. I have worked in this company for about a year now with repetitive but complex projects. I do often wonder whether we can call them projects or if we have to call them processes, but that’s another discussion. I feel like my management skills have really increased during the last month after I started to listen to these podcasts, and I have already seen some impressing effects due to my behavior change as a project manager.
What I have realized, which have been very clear to me lately, is that the level of competence and skills among the managers in the company where I work is kind of sad. I believe the main reason for this is a culture of internal recruitment. The technical competence among the managers is pretty high, but is it that kind of competence and skills we shall expect from our fellow managers? I would like to get some opinions on this topic, so please feel free to post some replies...