- Publisher: Multi-Media Publications, Inc.
- Available in: Trade paperback, Kindle
- ISBN: 978-1554891382
How the Great Leaders of History Identified, Solved, and Accomplished the Seemingly Impossible — and How You Can Too!
Officially, “nothing’s impossible,” but that implies unlimited time, resources, and flexible objectives. None of those apply to project managers. Our projects are impossible if they can’t be done within the constraints…but sometimes there’s a way around even the most challenging barrier.
What can you do when the situation looks hopeless? In this exciting journey through history, you’ll learn how the greatest leaders and project managers in history took on impossible challenges…and still succeeded.
- At the Battle of Alesia, Julius Caesar was outnumbered, cut off, and completely surrounded. His strategy? Change the game from fighting to digging.
- When he wanted to be first to fly nonstop to Paris, Charles Lindbergh was up against competitors with more funding, more experience, and over a year’s head start. His strategy? Rethink the thresholds of risk.
- To overthrow British rule in India, Mahatma Gandhi faced overwhelming military might and a fractured alliance. His strategy? Redefine the meaning of war.
- The other generals laughed at George Patton when he offered to send two divisions to rescue the Battle of the Bulge in only 48 hours. His strategy? See the future and get ready for it early.
- For mission director Gene Kranz, the odds against a successful rescue of Apollo 13 were daunting at best. His strategy? The Kranz Dictum, a powerful strategy to deal with crises even before they occur.
In PROJECT: IMPOSSIBLE, you’ll learn a step-by-step methodology to achieve even the most difficult of projects. You’ll learn Dobson’s Laws of Project Management and discover the Godzilla Principle. From defining the problem to challenging the project parameters, you’ll know how to attack a seemingly impossible project…and get the job done.
With a special introduction by Mark Davis, communications consultant and former White House speechwriter for President George H. W. Bush.
Michael Dobson is no stranger to impossible projects. Author of over 30 books, he’s a best-selling expert on why it can’t be done…and how to do it anyway. Dobson helped build the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum, led one of the world’s leading game design teams, and has lectured on project management over 1,000 times on three continents.
Michael also does an award-winning keynote on impossible projects. Visit the Keynotes and Seminars page for more information. For details, email Michael at the link below.