Let me tell you about one of the most valuable lessons I learned. It relates to a challenge many Project Managers face… Delegation
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Leading a team of people who neither report to you, nor owe you any allegiance of duty nor loyalty.
For such a team, the skills of project management are all about influence. Listening is an essential component of true influence. But people had already pointed that out to me. Much of the rest, I had to learn for myself.
If you need someone to do something for you, you need to do three things:
Indeed, there are three commitments I will always look for, in this order:
In exchange, I will offer one more triple commitment of my own: that I will give them the resources, guidance, and support they need, to do the work I’ve assigned them
I also learned for myself to treat any response that is not an unambiguous ‘yes’ as if it is a ‘no’.
…is one of our soft skills courses. A lot of project managers need to learn how to delegate effectively to multiply their effectiveness, build team resilience, and increase motivation in their team. And this will teach you all the skills.
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I asked Project Managers in a couple of forums what material things you need to have, to do your job as a Project Manager. They responded magnificently. I compiled their answers into a Kit list. I added my own.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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