The wise project manager is aware of what is happening on the project in the here and now. This is much more potent than complex interpretations of work completed. Stillness, clarity and consciousness are more immediate and will give a better understanding of what is happening. By staying in the present and being aware of what is happening, the wise project manager can do less yet still achieve more.
Lao Tzu tells us:
Without going outside,
You may understand the order of things.
Without looking through the window,
You may see the way of things.
To go far, is to know less.
Thus the sage knows without going,
Sees without looking,
Accomplishes without motive.