I’ve been working as a project manager for years, and today I can say for sure that in my profession there is a lot of discussion about what characteristics make a project manager good at PM (project management). Some people think that strategic thinking along with leadership is the greatest characteristic. Others point out analysis and communication as the major characteristics, and so on
A good project manager always knows for sure how to be effective in managing teams. That person has a certain set of skills and talents that make him/her an effective project leader. But what are those leadership qualities? How to be good at project leadership? Below I give a list of the top 10 skills that every project manager must possess and develop in order to be an effective leader. The skills are listed in rank order, according to their importance.
Greater project managers are those people who are committed to developing their skills needed in managing their projects and activities. Although there is a long list of abilities and skills that constitute effective project management, I want to highlight the most essential ones that help me keep my projects effective. In this article, I list my top 5 skills that I try to improve every day to become a great project manager.
A project manager who is the true leader of the project team and provides balanced leadership to the rest of the people involved in the project seems to have an endless supply of energy that makes all the stakeholders feel enthusiastic about the work to be done. That person enables the followers to successfully deal with project risks and address any issues that might seem to be unsolvable if there’s no leadership balance reached. The manager empowers and supports the team by providing advice and guidance. But where does the manager get the energy from? How does this individual lead the team? Finally, what does balanced team leadership mean to you and how do you know whether you are a good leader and can reach success? Let’s focus on answering all these questions in this article.
Best practices of project management and planning make me believe that having well-developed and up-to-date project leadership skills is one of critical aspects to project success. Excellent leadership allows project managers and team leaders to get in front of the competition and put in extra effort on producing project deliverables within allocated budget. Availability of the skills for project leadership ensures successful implementation of project goals, better team coordination and higher project performance. It’s really hard to overestimate the importance of project leading abilities and skills to success. In this article we will talk about the top 3 skills for project leading.