ByDouglas Peyton Martin, Lauren Mix

There is absolutely nothing wrong with following conventional wisdom on how to lead project teams. Someone has to be the average team member of a PMO or an acceptable candidate in job interviews. Sometimes, project managers deal with challenges in unhealthy ways. It doesn’t make them evil as people, but it does cast the profession in poor light. Without solid guidance on how to deal with the challenges, one cannot really fault people that choose the Evil path. Numerous studies show the detrimental impact of working extended hours long-term, each revealing that quality suffers first and, eventually, productivity is less than working an honest eight hours.