Posted by: kerrywills | July 1, 2011

More people who shouldn’t be project managers


Early last year I posted a blog entry of people who should not be project managers. It is time to add some more people to that list and, as with last time, explain why they might not be the best project managers…

  • Charlie Sheen – False sense of status and reporting himself as green (“winning”) when his project was clearly in red status.  I would also never hire him because I would question his judgement after he let go of Denise Richards.
  • Osama Bin Laden – A good project manager can relate to his team and that is hard to do when you (1)  hide out in a million dollar mansion while your team works in caves and mountains (2) don’t communicate often and (3) are now at the bottom of the ocean.
  • Senator Weiner  – Hard for the team to take you seriously after you share pictures of yourself and have a last name of “Weiner.”
  • Leaders of Syria – Typically shooting at your own team is not a good way to build morale and teamwork.

"I think my project is in green status"

I am sure that there are many others who would not make good project managers, but these are the ones who come to mind of late.

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  1. […] Kerry Wills adds to his list of “people who shouldn’t be project managers,” beginning with Charlie Sheen.  That’s it, Kerry, start with the tough calls … […]


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