I want to give a big thanks to two people who have written about Papercut in the last 24 hours.
Jo-Ann Sweeney, of Commsabilities, has included me among some very distinguished project management luminaries in her article, Active listening – the no.1 skill for project managers. She has interviewed many seasoned professionals around the world for this article, and I’m very proud to be quoted among some of the distinguished project management luminaries pictured and linked in the sidebar to the right.
In her article, Jo-Ann quoted me as saying, “we work with all kinds of people from different walks of life, we have to be able to understand them to get things done. Its part of being a project manager. If we’re not listening and understanding we’re going to wind up in lots of trouble down the road.”
Jo Ann makes her living through project communications. I have referenced her a few times in this blog, because I think her work is so vital to the project management industry. Our projects need more people like her.
She writes, “simple, powerful and full of observation- it tracks down traits, their behavioral characteristic and the remedies. Good way to know your project manager or even find the kind you are and how you can improve.”
Soma describes herself as a “newbie” in her blog tagline, although her writing indicates she’s anything but. Very clear in her mission to give back to the project management community, she’s recently opened a portal called Stepping into PM. This is a place where experienced project managers can mentor and help more junior project managers “stepping into” the project management field.
Thank you, Jo Ann and Soma! I was thrilled to read your material, and your words were very kind!