In this day and age, it is rare to find leaders who have a good combination of stellar leadership qualities and field expertise. The scale is usually tipped towards one side or the other, and this is a major reason why leaders have been the cause of many businesses' triumphs or failures. While there may be other factors that can affect the outcome, the management's decisions often play a critical part.
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January 23rd is National Handwriting Day! As a Business Analyst it is always important to build strong relationships with your team, stakeholders and sponsors. A hand written thank you note is a nice personal touch when saying thank you to team members for helping you. Saying thank you and being grateful is important pert of building and maintaining strong relationships.
Being required to produce documents that create massive information bloat and don’t add value is frustrating as it slow projects down and creates additional project cost that isn’t needed. It’s a headache for Project Manager, Business Analyst and everyone on the team. What information or deliverables do we really need for the project but that won’t bury us in information overload.
You want to make progress. You know that you are an innovator for your organization. You simply want people to listen to you, yet your voice and any challenge you put forth to do the right thing seems to go unheard or unrecognized. You need to ask yourself “why?” I get it, it can be very frustrating when you probably have the answer to a problem and are trying to prevent your company from settling for the status quo. So how can you get your voice heard? Let me ask you this: “Do you think you have been challenging appropriately?” Now “appropriately” sounds like I am just talking about being “nice”. It is actually much, much, more than that, which is why challenging appropriately is in fact, a challenge. For some of us, the answer is intelligent disobedience, but for some of us, it is learning how to challenge appropriately.