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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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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