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What it takes to be a good project manager?
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What does it take to be a good project manager? I would love to hear from all gurus
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You need to have a passion for the profession.
Keep reinventing yourself.
Love to work with people.
Lifelong learning.
No Fear.

This is just a small sample.
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1 reply by Kevin Drake
May 24, 2018 8:10 AM
Kevin Drake
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Wonderful thoughts Drake
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This will be a long list, Kevin - you should have put folks on the spot to identify the top trait!

Here are a few:

- Expectation management
- Influence & persuasion skills
- Effective communication skills
- Well organized
- Analytical thinking
- Active listening
- Higher levels of EQ
- Self-awareness
- Humility

Kiron
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1 reply by Kevin Drake
May 24, 2018 8:09 AM
Kevin Drake
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I think they are equally important and it is hard to pick only three top to bottom
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Might not be politically correct to list one of the seven deadly sins, but hear it goes. Someone who takes great pride in accomplishing something. Selfishly knowing that in the end you will have that feeling of accomplishment, you work on all the traits that Kiron and Drake listed. When you know that in the end you will feel that you were a critical part of making an improvement in the world (no matter how small it is) you can more easily work past the hurdles along that path. Or it could just be that you’re not good enough at something else (like playing professional sports) so you landed here.
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1 reply by Kevin Drake
May 24, 2018 8:11 AM
Kevin Drake
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Feeling of achievement
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May 24, 2018 6:39 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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This will be a long list, Kevin - you should have put folks on the spot to identify the top trait!

Here are a few:

- Expectation management
- Influence & persuasion skills
- Effective communication skills
- Well organized
- Analytical thinking
- Active listening
- Higher levels of EQ
- Self-awareness
- Humility

Kiron
I think they are equally important and it is hard to pick only three top to bottom
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May 24, 2018 6:15 AM
Replying to Drake Settsu
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You need to have a passion for the profession.
Keep reinventing yourself.
Love to work with people.
Lifelong learning.
No Fear.

This is just a small sample.
Wonderful thoughts Drake
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May 24, 2018 8:05 AM
Replying to Mark Hofmann
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Might not be politically correct to list one of the seven deadly sins, but hear it goes. Someone who takes great pride in accomplishing something. Selfishly knowing that in the end you will have that feeling of accomplishment, you work on all the traits that Kiron and Drake listed. When you know that in the end you will feel that you were a critical part of making an improvement in the world (no matter how small it is) you can more easily work past the hurdles along that path. Or it could just be that you’re not good enough at something else (like playing professional sports) so you landed here.
Feeling of achievement
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Not much else to add. Oh, flexibility, know when to escalate, determination.
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1 reply by Kevin Drake
May 24, 2018 2:38 PM
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I agree with that one ,, a lot of flexibility and ability to adapt
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Laser focused on objectives, friend to all stakeholders.
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The desire to be a good project manager.
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The ability to read minds
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