Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 9 of 10

Behaviors – Working with Difference A project leader must also figure out how to achieve success while managing a diverse range of people.  To accomplish that, the project leader needs to assess the pool of talent within the team.  Posing the following questions to each team member helps to identify their individual strengths, experiences, priorities and […]
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Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 8 of 10

Behaviors – Showing Consideration and Caring Current research compares the relative utility of five leadership dimensions—charisma, consideration, motivation, rewards, and structure—in predicting employee job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and leader effectiveness. The same research identifies passive leadership behaviors (not being available to employees, failing to take action to prevent problems, etc.), as negative predictors of employee […]
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Project Leadership Success: Responsibilities, Competencies and Behaviors That Produce Positive Results – Part 7 of 10

Behaviors: 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 leader.  They are: […]
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Motivational Series – Part 4: Motivation and Measures

Motivation and Measures “People do what you count, but not what counts.” What this means is that people will respond to measures in unexpected ways. Once you put a measure in place, staff will gear their behavior to that measure. In some cases, this will result in completely unexpected outcomes that somehow fulfill your measures, […]
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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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