How Successful Project Leaders Channel Their Anger

Average project leaders focus on results, and that’s it. Good project leaders focus also on the behaviors that will get the results. Successful project leaders focus on the emotions/feelings that will drive these behaviors. One emotion that shapes our behavior is anger. Martin Luther King Jr., whose 84th birthday was last month, knew of the […]
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What I Learned About Project Leadership from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War

One common characteristic of all successful project teams is the high amount of energy the team members apply toward getting the project done, on target, on time and on budget. According to Sun Tzu, in chapter five of The Art of War, the project leader’s role is to help the project team develop the energy required […]
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Project Leadership: The Context in Which We Make Decisions

Made any tough decsions lately? Project leaders make decisions in real time with limited information or information overload and ever-changing constraints. In order to make effective decisions, the project leader must understand the backdrop or the context within which she is making decisions —   What is the purpose of your project? —  Why does it exist? —   What services, products, […]
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Project Leadership and Encouraging Feedback

Giving encouraging feedback is one of the most important communication skills you can engage in with members of your project team.  And like all project leadership skills, it takes practice to build your confidence and improve. The following is a “formula” for giving encouraging feedback that you can start using with your project team—today. “I have […]
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