Effective leadership promotes project success and contributes to positive project outcomes and any project team member can demonstrate leadership behaviors. We talk about the difference between leadership and authority. All lessons are based on the PMBOK®, 7th Edition.
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I’m your host, Kaye B. Last week we talked about effective leadership. Make no mistake, effective leadership doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a skill that is grown. It can be learned and developed so that it becomes a progression asset to the individual and it also benefits the project and it’s stakeholders. Leadership needs continuous improvement. Here are some various skills and techniques that help project team member deepen their leadership intelligence.
· Articulating a motivating vision for the project outcomes
· Seeking resources and support for the project
· Overcoming obstacles to project progress
· Negotiating and resolving conflict within the project team and stakeholders
· Coaching and mentoring fellow project team members
· Providing opportunities for kill growth and development
· Empowering project team members and delegating responsibilities to them.
· Role modeling of desired behaviors
That’s just to name a few. Think about any project leaders that you had. Did they use any of these skills effectively? On the other hand, are YOU using them? Is there something you can use to improve your project outcomes?
That is your PMP in 60 seconds. Next week we are talking about what happens when we use effective leadership on projects