You can’t get a professional project done without people. So you need to manage your team well. That’s what Project Human Resource Management is all about.
Do people notice you when you’re in the room? Do you get the attention you need – and for the right reasons? This is the phenomenon of presence.
In last week’s article, Elizabeth Harrin looked at mentoring from the point of view of finding yourself a mentor. This week, we see it from another angle.
There are plenty of smart project leaders. But far rarer is project leadership wisdom – the cluster of traits that goes way beyond getting things done.
Situational Leadership is a simple and compelling idea. If you want to get the best from someone, choose a leadership style that suits the situation. I almost don’t need to write any more… Done. But, if you want more, here it is. You need to assess what the situation is, and you need to pick […]
If you want to supercharge your project team, your first step is to win their commitment. But although team commitment is easy to define and spot, it is hard to create. Yet the best project leaders seem to do it with ease. So what are their secrets? In this article, we reveal all. I’ll list […]
Gravitas is something every Project Manager should be aiming at. It’s the sense of authority, or substance that leads people to trust your judgement and rely on your advice. And, whilst experience, track record and, frankly, gray hairs contribute to your gravitas, there’s more to it than that. We’ve all met people with plenty of […]
When you are in a Project Leadership role, you will have a lot to do. As well as managing your project day-to-day, you’re responsible for the people. They look to you for leadership and guidance. But, with so many responsibilities, it can be hard to know what are your leadership priorities? Often, it is the […]
From time to time, every Project Manager will find themselves managing difficult conversations. Because it is an important part of our role. But it’s one we’d rather not have. Then, of course, at the end of a hard day or week at work, you leave work. And again, you will have to face these types of […]
Coaching is more than just a flavor-of-the-month management fad. It’s a helpful approach to getting better performance from colleagues, and supporting their long-term professional development. Coaching is therefore a valuable skill for project leaders. It will help you with day-to-day project delivery, and with developing team members over your whole project lifecycle. Of all he […]