“I will get that plan out to you tomorrow.” However, tomorrow never comes. The procrastinator is one of the worst of the behaviors. Project management is about anticipating, planning, and communicating. Procrastination is not one of the skills listed. There is an old saying: “A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.” Inevitably, whoever wrote that saying was tired of the procrastinating project manager asking for things at the last minute.
Procrastination breeds laziness. Laziness breeds unpreparedness. Unpreparedness breeds project disaster. Don't let “trust in your team” lead to or be an excuse for procrastination either. Earlier in the book, you read about diligently following up on your plans, controlling them, and replanning them. If you procrastinate on these functions, you will be unable to recover a project deviation until it is too late.