Project Management

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Leadership Means Never Having to Say You're Bored

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Project managers face an awkward and interesting leadership challenge. What do we do in these situations? What strategies are available, and what resources can we draw on in order to navigate our way to success? And what do we need to know about ourselves, our teams and our organizations if we are to genuinely lead effectively?

Leadership Lessons from Swans and Poetry

by Andy Jordan

There's nothing wrong with a PM feeling frustrated while leading--as long as they protect the team. Anyone can lead, but not everyone can lead in stressful times--and that’s when true leaders shine. Let's take a cue from two unlikely sources...

Checklist for Maintaining Leadership in Meetings

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by Joe Wynne

Good leaders enhance leadership credibility when they run successful meetings. This comprehensive meeting checklist has been designed to help leaders prepare for success.

Real Leadership Communication Planner

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by Joe Wynne

Effective leadership through communications requires detailed planning far in advance. This worksheet provides the tips and preparatory tasks necessary to be successful.

The Five Key Leadership Practices

by Jesse Freese 
August 21, 2012 | 61:37 | Views: 514 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.97 / 5

Projects and organizations demand more and more from team members and project managers today. Project managers who have good leadership and teambuilding skills are more successful in developing high performance teams and meeting demanding project objectives. James Kouzes and Barry Posner researched best examples of leadership, interviewing and surveying several thousand individuals for “keys” to each person’s “best” example of exemplary leadership. From that research they identified five key leadership practices that they have validated and re-validated over the years through additional research and assessments. Leadership is “common sense, but not common practice”. In this presentation, we will examine what makes a great leader “great”, looking at a common sense approach as well as Kouzes and Posner’s five key leadership practices. We will also look at what you can do to improve your leadership capability.

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