It’s a strange feeling to be going on holiday as the project I’m working on reaches a crunch time. I’m really ready for a break, and I’ve been working too hard, but part of me wants the project manager to ask me to cancel my holiday, to say that the team couldn’t possibly cope without me.
My ego wants me to feel important - I want to be the person who steers things through to success.
But projects should always be about the team: if the absence of one person makes the difference between success and failure, then the project isn’t in a very healthy state. So here’s to me not being as important as I think I am.