To Achieve a Major Goal, First Tackle a Few Small Ones

Harvard Business Review

However, becoming a published author requires thinking about getting an agent and a publisher, writing a proposal, working with an editor, and developing a plan for promoting the book after it’s published. Second, for very large tasks you often do not get feedback on your success until many of the pieces of that project are in place. It is not until you have a complete draft that you can assess whether the project is working.

C'mon, IT Leaders. Take a Chance!

Harvard Business Review

Execution risk: A wrong execution model or poor execution can make a project run too long and cost too much, leading to a total loss of focus and a reduction in value creation. Almost half of IT projects run over budget and about 56 percent deliver less value than predicted.

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

Harvard Business Review

David Dunning and Justin Kruger at Cornell have great research showing that the least competent people often end up in charge because they’re overconfident about their own abilities.).