Kirby Wadsworth suggests good sponsors do not let the team get away with creating options, rather than recommendations. Good sponsors give the team clear direction. Good sponsors do not micro manage the team and get pulled right back into the room. This behavior can become a barrier to success. However, there is a fine line between informed and engaged and hovering. Good sponsors needs the right amount of oversight so the team stays on track and doesn’t get too far out on a limb. Good sponsors has to make sure the team does not head off in the wrong direction.
Project sponsors can find the line with help from our Good Sponsor Mentors.
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