Project Management

One Year Later: Assessing Your Leadership and Communication Skills

Joe Wynne is a versatile Project Manager experienced in delivering medium-scope projects in large organizations that improve workforce performance and business processes. He has a proven track record of delivering effective, technology-savvy solutions in a variety of industries and a unique combination of strengths in both process management and workforce management.

Someday soon, our work will not be affected daily by the coronavirus. Even though everyone wants to get back to something better more quickly, you can stay positive by generating useful outcomes for your career today. Being forced to work remotely, with much less face-to-face interactions, requires you to more regularly use certain communication and leadership skills. Why not hone these particular skills while you have the chance?

It's not difficult. All you have to do is complete a self-assessment, a series of questions to identify: where things have gone wrong, what you did or did not do to allow those situations happen, and what to do in the future to improve.

Take a look at the examples below and devise your own self-assessment.

1. When were there miscommunications?

  • During meetings with the team
  • During meetings with stakeholders 
  • During meetings with the sponsor
  • During meetings with others such as organizational partners

If problems arose in certain meetings only, improve how you prepare for the meetings and present your information to minimize miscommunication.

2. When miscommunication did occur, what was the nature of the confusion?

  • Did someone forget a task or deadline? If so, use meeting notes emphasizing action items for people setting up reminder for yourself to remind them a day early.
  • Did someone misconstrue something …

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