“The project team let me down, madam CEO.” If this were a movie, this project manager would be dressed in all black and wearing a black cape. This personality type is one of the worst. Rob Thomsett, international author and speaker, stated in his book
As a project manager, you own 100 percent of project failure, yet only 10 percent of project success. What this means is that if a project fails, ultimately it is on the project manager. If it is a success, the team gets the rewards.
Traitors believe that if they blame the team, then they will get off without a warning. The truth is, this makes them look much worse. The executive managers know who or what failed, and by blaming the team, the executives also know that they can no longer trust him or her. Traitors think that they are protected as they throw team members to the flames of blame. This personality type generally only happens once. The team members will take care of the rest.