Gantthead has a fun article about project management as exemplified by the Discovery Channel's Monster Garage, where a team is challenged to deconstruct a motor vehicle and reconstruct it into a fully operating something else, like a Mini Cooper converted into a giant snowmobile. Lessons from the Monster Garage (Part 1) (free subscription required)
Every episode of Monster Garage gives us a glimpse of how teams succeed or fail at achieving incredible feats in short amounts of time. Learning from these efforts can give you some ideas on how to get your team to overcome its monsters.
Paul Harder takes lessons from every day of the seven-day journey through the project -- lessons that can be used in any project environment. And it's a fun read.