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Epilogue: Practices for Project Leadersh... > Practice Nine: Lead, So You Can Mana... - Pg. 236

236 M astering the L eadership r oLe in p roject M anageMent So they kept a chart to measure their progress--not a chart that used the project plan to monitor specific tasks, but a chart that plotted the results accomplished. The final outcome was a mission accom- plished in less than five months. The importance of the focus on results is poignantly captured by Karl Weick, a distinguished university professor at the University of Michigan: "The argument, in a nutshell, is the one set forth by a Per- sian proverb: `Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; doing well, wisest and best of all.'" Practice Nine: Lead, So You Can Manage In a world perceived as being in "geometric order," projects require only plan-driven management. The cases in this book, how-