Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 3 of 10

Responsibilities: Managing Change The late U.S. President John F. Kennedy said, “The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.” By accepting that change is natural and good, project leaders can help project teams transition through it while always looking for ways to improve performance and manage change more effectively by determining what […]
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Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 2 of 10

Responsibilities: Providing Coaching Coaching represents a critical attribute of project leadership. A project leader who coaches: helps team members advance their skills, builds a stronger project team and provides career guidance. According to Emotional Intelligence (EI) guru Daniel Goleman, coaching in leadership is best summed up by the phrase “try this.” (from Goleman, Daniel, Boyatis, […]
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Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 1 of 10

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is wisdom; acting on intelligence and wisdom is leadership.” Lao Tzu One of the great strengths that defines a successful project leader is the ability to build project teams that can deliver projects faster, better and more cost-effectively. Developing this strength, however, requires a successful balance of several factors. […]
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Motivational Series – Part 2

Individual Motivation In continuation of my first blog on motivation, I would like to take a look at individual motivation. I mentioned four key building blocks to motivation in the first blog that we need to build on for the next three. As you will recall, the four key building blocks focused on seminal works […]
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Motivation: A Four Part Series

Part 1 – Motivational Building Blocks Take a look around your organization and see if you can identify any common approaches to motivation. There are four typical schools of thought on motivation: behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic and humanist. Let’s run through them and see if you recognize them in practice.  Behavioral Approach: First we have the […]
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