Category Archives for Leadership Skills

What is Servant Leadership? Project Leadership at its Best | Video

What is Servant Leadership?

I’d argue that servant leadership the an approach no leader can afford to ignore. So, in this video, I’ll answer the question: ‘What is Servant Leadership?’

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Leading without Authority: How to Manage and Lead People | Video

Leading without Authority: How to Manage and Lead People | Video

Project Managers rarely have authority over the people we need to manage. So, our challenge is leading without authority.

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Stakeholder Leadership: Leading Bystanders as well as Followers

Stakeholder Leadership: Leading Bystanders as well as Followers

Leadership focuses on your relationship to followers. But not everyone looks to a leader. Leading them is the role of Stakeholder Leadership.

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Project Human Resource Management: A Complete Primer

Project Human Resource Management: A Complete Primer

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.

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12 Simple Tips that will Give You Amazing Professional Presence

12 Simple Tips that will Give You Amazing Professional Presence

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.

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Mentoring Skills: How to Mentor a More Junior Project Manager

Mentoring Skills: How to Mentor a More Junior Project Manager

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.

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Project Leadership Wisdom: Your Guide to the Seven Pillars

Project Leadership Wisdom

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.

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How to Get the Best from Your Project Team with Situational Leadership

Get the Best from Your Project Team with Situational Leadership

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 […]

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Ten Ways to Win Team Commitment on Your Project

Ten Ways to Win Team Commitment on Your Project

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 […]

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Gravitas: How to be a Project Manager of Substance

Gravitas - How to be a Project Manager of Substance

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 […]

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