Whether starting a new project or leading a successful one, this post will make you think and help you think critically.
It starts at a basic level; read and research as much as you can. We aren’t just talking about your needs assessment here, we’re talking about everything which surrounds your project. This applies to every project possible, but in this blog we will quickly focus on the importance of listening to great sources of thought which will help you challenge your way of thinking consistently.
A better informed project leader and project team, will lead to better and more thought through projects.
Without doing your homework for you, here are a couple of examples as to the huge benefits and opportunities out there that you can grab by listening and reading.
Blogs: DFID (Department for International Development) Blogs – read these and you’ll be listening to leading thinkers with world leading resources to the most up-to-date research.
TED: As mentioned in one of the blogs above, TED.com is an amazing resource of talks by great people who have ideas worth sharing. After every talk you will be smarter and more critical. Hans Rosling is an exceptional place to start! We at Enactus UK also run our own TED Thursdays where we post TED talks on Thursdays to inspire and engage you in new thoughts – our library of our recommended talks is available on our TED Thursdays YouTube Playlist.