Category Archives for Team Leader

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 […]

Continue reading...

How Coaching Skills will Make You a Better Project Leader

How Coaching Skills will make you a Better Project Leader

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 […]

Continue reading...

The Four Essentials of Project Team Leadership

The Four Essentials of Project Team Leadership

Team Leadership itself is not hard.  What makes it difficult is fitting it in among a load of other project priorities that are facing you. You’re under pressure to do this and do that. So, you often default to a combination of doing it yourself, telling people what to do, and getting annoyed with a […]

Continue reading...

Performance Feedback for Project Team Members: In a Nutshell

Performance Feedback for Project Team Members

As a project manager, you are not just responsible for your project. You are also responsible for the people on your project. And there is nothing that develops people more reliably than good quality performance feedback. Often, we get our own performance feedback by simply observing what we do and the results it has. But […]

Continue reading...

The Essential Guide to Handling a Team Member Leaving Your Project

How to Handle a Team Member Leaving Your Project

You may have to deal with a team member leaving your project at any time. It’s never easy and it’s never pleasant. Although, it can sometimes be a bit of a relief! There is a lot that can go wrong whenever a team member leaves you. It can easily become a crisis point for our […]

Continue reading...

How to Delegate | Video

How to Delegate

In last week’s Project Management in Under 5, we answered the question: What is Delegation? It’s a vital skill for all project managers, so we’ve also created this video, where Mike talks you through the basics of How to Delegate, in under 5 minutes. So… How to Delegate? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he […]

Continue reading...

Great Team Communication: The 10 Commandments

Great Team Communication

Have you got a great project team? If you have, then one thing acts like top-grade oil in a highly-tuned engine: great team communication. With great team communication, everything seems so much easier. Conversations are friction free, problems get described, addressed and solved. And work gets shared and handed-off efficiently. Contrast that poor team communication. […]

Continue reading...

What is Transformational Leadership? | Video

What is Transformational Leadership?

Transformational Leadership can be set against the alternative; transactional leadership. The distinction was drawn by James McGregor Burns and clarified by Bernard Bass. As a Project Manager, you are involved in transformation, so this is a hugely valuable concept for you. So what is Transformational Leadership? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this […]

Continue reading...

Get Better Project Results with Personal Leadership

Get Better Project Results with Personal Leadership

In our previous article, we looked at everything you need to know about project team motivation. But what about motivating individuals within the team? That comes down to personal leadership. Personal Leadership is all the day-by-day acts of leadership that inspire your team members to follow you. It leaves people motivated, enthusiastic, and keen to […]

Continue reading...

Everything You Need to Know about Project Team Motivation

Team motivation is a tricky topic for some project managers. Often your project team is drawn together at short notice. People don’t know one another, and don’t have a formal responsibility to do as you ask. So, when your project is under pressure, motivating your team is the only way to enhance their performance. The […]

Continue reading...
>