Another group we noticed seemed to fit the analogy/ metaphor of making movies. Yes cameras and actors are going to be involved. And maybe some CGI. But what is the subject? What is the script?
Once you start to see the pattern you begin to understand why your personal learning and leadership approach could easily trip you up. King Arthur was probably perfect for his Quest, Woody Allen for a romantic comedy movie .
But what do you think would happen if you swapped them round and put King Arthur in charge of delivering the romantic comedy?
At Pentacle we think that understanding what type of project you are dealing with is the first step in delivering successful projects. That way you can decide in advance what the leadership style and behaviours you should use to best guarantee success. That way you'll never see the headline "Woody Allen goes in search of the Holy Grail"