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What three skills do you think are most important to be an effective project manager?
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Is it
The Talent triangle or
strong communication skills, excellent organization capabilities, and a keen ability to manage time
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For me it is two basic skills - listening and leading. If you listen well you can choose when and what to do in order to provide effective leadership.
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Listening, negotiating (without seeming like you're negotiating), and the ability to make everyone successful.

On my last project I was the overall IT implementation lead for a massive project. But yet, regularly pulled into 2 of the 8 streams that reported into me as it was a difficult set of stakeholders where meetings turned toxic. The C-level asked that I personally take ownership because I was the only one who could keep the room calm, secure agreements, and follow up to make sure people abided by them.
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I think understanding the strategic objective of your project, organizational politics and effective decision making and maintaining team dynamics is important among other skills.
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Learning, listening and communication
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Stakeholder engagement, communication, and reducing the gulf of evaluation.
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Emotional intelligence
Critical thinking for decision making
Communication for effective stakeholder management
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Run faster than your stakeholders when things go wrong. (while I do not know if it can consider skill or ability) - jejejejeje
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The balance between cost time resources and deliverables
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Communication, stakeholder engagement and integration
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1) Communication
2) Transparency
3) Clarity
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