Dave Liebreich sent me this email:
I’m working with the new hire in our group, bringing him up to speed on our stuff. He noticed that I brought in my copy of “Manage It!”, and asked if it was to help me manage him.
[pause for laughter]
Never work for someone who refers to you as “it”.
I just about fell off my chair laughing.
Dave Is Right. The project is “it.” The people are “hes” and “shes.” See, this is why I don’t refer to people as “resources”or FTEs (full time equivalents).
(Besides, Behind Closed Doors if for managing people. Let’s keep the books straight! :-)