Persistence is Critical to CAD Management Success

10 Apr, 2013 By: Robert Green

CAD Manager's Toolbox: Making progress in this role demands focus and dogged determination.

You all know the old fable about the tortoise and the hare — the story that took a long time to make the point that steady progress and focus on the task at hand will ultimately win out over haste or impatience. CAD management is much more like the tortoise than the hare, in my experience.

Successful CAD managers are persistent and unwavering. They understand that significant change doesn’t happen in a week or a month, but often in years — especially when you can’t devote yourself full-time to CAD management!

Even though it seems really simple in theory, maintaining a patient attitude and persistence toward your task load can be vexingly difficult sometimes. To stay on track, as I always advise, you must develop a CAD-management strategy, a plan to execute that strategy, and a task list to follow day by day. Without those things, you won’t have the focus necessary to make long-term progress. With them, you’ll always have your eye on the prize, and tortoise-like persistence will come naturally!

Credit: Tortoise image by Patrick Gijsbers via Wikimedia Commons.

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About the Author: Robert Green

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