If you have developed a reputation for missing deadlines on projects you manage, which of the following statements would do the best job of helping to rebuild your credibility? [You have previously committed to a project completion date of April 1.]
a. No April foolin’ this time; we’ll be finished by April 1.
b. After analyzing past projects, I now realize that a failure to clarify project objectives up front created significant delays down the line. In order to meet the April 1 deadline, I will make sure to clarify the objective as soon as the team assembles.
c. I plan to work extra hard this time to make sure we will be finished by April 1.
d. I hope that we will be finished by April 1.