As a career professional, volunteer, mom, wife, and friend, I focus on the positive aspects of life, even when the road is rough getting there. Life is funny. How you treat others, how you handle situations, and how you live each day is your responsibility ... so are the outcomes.
No matter what project team you lead, it is imperative to hold all team members accountable for their actions and non-actions. Whether they are under your management or are the subordinates of others, their role responsibilities are equally important in guaranteeing the successful and on time deliverables for a project. My career has exposed me to a variety of accountability tools. I continue to use those producing the most positive, effective results not just for the project, yet also for my team. In addition to using these methods, I do not allow “slacking off” or getting someone to do the work for them. I consider a project commitment an agreed upon contract to perform to the communicated expectations.
According to a post by News Wire Today, “The biggest fear is public speaking, with 15 percent of American experiencing a dramatic fear of it,” said Dr. Michael Telch of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders (LSAD) in the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. “People have had to turn down jobs, and certainly students have dropped classes because of it.” (Retrieved from http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/17334/.) Most everyone I know does not like to get in front of an audience to deliver a message of any length. I, on the other hand, am one of the individuals, who are keen on talking to crowds no matter what size they are. The bigger the crowd, the more comfortable I feel. In my head, I cannot understand why it is so hard for anyone to execute public speaking, even when they are an expert in the subject matter. I am sure there are commonalities with those, who do not like to present. Over the many years I have been speaking, I recognize my keys to being successful at it are being prepared, having confidence in the subject matter, being comfortable with the presentation style, and knowing who the audience is.
I am hardly able to contain my extreme disgust and frustration. I am one of the chosen few going through the eminent domain "process" with the DOT. As of today, all I have been witness to are a lot of lies and misrepresentations of first; what the project was supposed to be and second; there was missing, legal information in the preliminary packet and untrue statements in our proposal for purchase.