WHY CAN’T PEOPLE GET ME WHAT I ASK FOR?
A conversation with a fellow project manager:
Our project is wrapping up and I will no longer make this long, tiring commute across the country. We successfully delivered and everyone is feeling pretty good. So after months of working with this great team, why can’t people get me what I ask for?
I am a pretty laid-back project manager, I understand conflicts and rescheduling deliverables. I made it all work and we delivered on time. Why is it now when I want to close the project down I’m finding myself repeating my requests for final documents and analysis? Why are people not taking me seriously?
Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out what people REALLY perceive when you’re generally communicating—whether that be talking, requesting, or begging? Are they not seeing your sense of urgency? Maybe because that sense of urgency never existed before?
How can you get the scoop on what people perceive you are saying versus what you are truly trying to communicate? Contact me to understand how to see those key differences.