sixteen stories - for managers of projects, programmes
Once upon a time. Yes, once upon a time, there was a busy ‘manager*’
who sometimes could be tired and tense. What they desired more
than anything in the world was lots of suitably comforting and
relaxing stories – with illustrations if possible – to be read
to them by a loved one at bedtime or to be studied while travelling
on buses, trains and sometimes on planes.
When asked, at every approaching Christmas, birthday and anniversary,
the manager would politely repeat their request.
Good friends and family were looking everywhere but, despite
various purchases as presents, could not find anything really
suitable and affordable.
In the end they decided there was nothing else for it but to
assemble and write a collection themselves – as a special gift
– and occasionally feature the manager’s special interests of
the abacus and submarines.
However, unfortunately they have not managed to complete and
agree on the collection yet. Pity. There you go.
Of course there is always this volume on similar lines as a substitute
in the meantime.
Sweet dreams and/or safe journeys.
*In this context ‘manager’ can include those involved in the
management of projects, programmes, portfolios, enterprises, change,
benefits realisation and many other related initiatives – also
possibly managers of popular music combos, sports and football
teams, and in the emergency and armed services – not forgetting
managers in HR, PR and ICT.