The Spinning Plate Syndrome
It’s quite a common place with Project Managers that they experience the “Spinning Plate Syndrome”, you know like the entertainer who runs round keeping a hundred plates spinning before they crash to the floor.
Why the Spinning Plate Syndrome Starts
The Spinning Plate Syndrome starts when a Project Manager loses focus on the big picture and instead become task oriented. The more they focus on the tasks, the more they get sucked into the detail.
What Happens when the Spinning Plate Syndrome happens?
As a Project Manager if you’ve experienced this, you’ll identify with that Entertainer who is running round chasing his tail and never ever making real progress and becomes more and more inefficient. The result is that efficiency flies out of the window and long working hours ensues.
How to End the Spinning Plate Syndrome
The best way to keep focus, be more efficient and end the Spinning Plate Syndrome is to have a clear goal. You see by having a clear goal, the unconscious mind (and we all have one) works with you to achieve that goal, and keeps you well clear of those spinning plates.
The best way of recording your goals is to have a template that will guide you through the steps. You can get your free copy of the Power Goal template (and of course it’s absolutely free) from:
p.s It’s only a goal if it’s written down, so please make sure you do, then you stand a fighting chance of succeeding.