Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 6 of 10

Competencies:  Applying Emotional Intelligence There was a time when intelligence quotient (IQ) was considered the leading determinant of success. In Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goleman argues that our IQ-idolizing view of intelligence is far too narrow. Instead, Goleman makes the case for Emotional Intelligence (EI)—a subcategory of social intelligence—as […]
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Motivational Series – Part 3: Team Motivation

When building and maintaining teams, there are several things one must consider: 1. Creating the right environment for a team 2. Providing the proper support for the team 3. Bringing the right people together for the team Environment: Environment is vitally important for many reasons. First of all, think about the damage that the wrong […]
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Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 5 of 10

Competencies: Making Effective Decisions Decisions must be made with a commitment to seeing them through. Effective decisions can be made by fixing attention on a few major decisions rather than a lot of little ones, along with focusing on making “right” decisions. Good decision makers define these four attributes for more effective decision making: 1. […]
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Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 4 of 10

Competencies – Communicating Collaboratively Introduction: “The person who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The person who knows ‘why’ will always be their boss.”  Diane Ravitch (author and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education) In the first three blogs in the Project Leadership Success series, I focused on the Responsibilities of a successful project […]
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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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