While a large part of the world is in lockdown, I just would like to share a few thoughts with you guys.

What is easy under these unprecedented circumstances:
- be scared
- keep gathering as many information as we can. In a compulsive way, I mean.
- Look for guidance

What is difficult:
- keep calm and hope in a bright future
- stay cold and factual

Look. As we said many times in this blog, we are human beings and we look for guidance every single day.
More than even now, we expect our leaders to try to control this pandemic and keep us safe.

The reality is that in this very moment we are all learning and fighting, leaders make no exceptions.
We are learning how the virus behaves, how our body behaves, how vaccines will interact with the disease. And meanwhile we are fighting to keep our life as it was prior COVID19 and as we deserve to be after many years of hard work and dedication.

I don't have the solution in my pockets. But I am sure that in a few weeks our scientists will find it and governments will cooperate globally.
We need to keep working, hoping, talking and helping each other.

Be positive and look at this challenge as an opportunity to experiment something new at home and reflect about your priorities. 
We will come back stronger.

What can I do to be a leader?

Let's be honest. At least once everyone aspired to be recognized as an undisputed leader in a group of individuals.
No matter we are at work or we are playing a sport, all of us tend to scan people around and put our own skills under the spotlight. It happens by instict. As part of this same natural mechanism, all of us needs guidance. Someone to follow in order to learn something or to have protection, in order to increase our abilities or be told how to overcome an issue.
There's nothing bad or contradictory in that. For millions of years humans have been living together and have been strongly competing to be the best.

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Why do projects fail?

If we made that question to people that do not completely agree on what a project failure is, the thoughts we may gather about how a failure is determined would be inconsistent each other. Most likely.
As a matter of fact, the majority of the projects just fail when they go overbudget or have bad quality outcomes. However, it is not unusual to see projects in delay or consolidating extracosts which are still considered a success by the stakeholders.
So, let's try to go beyond, There is more than the mere mention of the most common triggers of a project failure.

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