Let’s say you are working on a project where the project manager is missing in action. You are CRANKING on your work but are not sure how to move forward in a particular area, which has brought you to a halt. What would you do?
A. Bag it and call it a day!
B. Reach out to the project sponsor to set a fire under the project manager.
C. Take the initiative and make contact with the project manager and request a meeting to keep the project on task.
Answer (A) will make for a great day but could lead to a poor project.
Answer (B) will start a fire alright, but not one you can put out easily.
Answer (C) reflects leadership on your part.
Remember to think ahead of the game. Think about not only the long term success of the project, but how you can set yourself ahead of the pack.