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What do YOU think are the essential qualities of a project manager?
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Hello George: We each have our own unique qualities to add flavor to project management. In my personal opinion, the essential qualities of a project manager would be keen written and verbal communication, excellent understanding of PM processes and principles, integrity, honed exemplary leadership skills, gifted at listening and teambuilding by inspiration.
Dear George
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

What did you answer him?
All competences covered in the Talent Triangle?
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1 reply by George Lewis
Jan 06, 2020 11:22 AM
George Lewis
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Luis,
Still analyzing an all-inclusive answer, but I do agree it's a very interesting question...
Jan 06, 2020 11:18 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear George
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

What did you answer him?
All competences covered in the Talent Triangle?
Luis,
Still analyzing an all-inclusive answer, but I do agree it's a very interesting question...
Qualities are different than competencies. Things like openness, empathy, and an analytical leaning come to mind...
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Jan 06, 2020 2:42 PM
Luis Branco
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Dear kiron
I learned that competence is the sum of "Ability" + "Knowledge" ( Knowledge is at the level of knowing and knowing how to do)+ "Attitude"
What is your concept?
Jan 06, 2020 11:33 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Qualities are different than competencies. Things like openness, empathy, and an analytical leaning come to mind...
Dear kiron
I learned that competence is the sum of "Ability" + "Knowledge" ( Knowledge is at the level of knowing and knowing how to do)+ "Attitude"
What is your concept?
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Jan 06, 2020 3:52 PM
Kiron Bondale
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I like that definition of competency and it supports my position that qualities are complementary to competencies...
Jan 06, 2020 2:42 PM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear kiron
I learned that competence is the sum of "Ability" + "Knowledge" ( Knowledge is at the level of knowing and knowing how to do)+ "Attitude"
What is your concept?
I like that definition of competency and it supports my position that qualities are complementary to competencies...
Hi Lewis,

I think it's "Respect, Responsible & Honest".

But there are others also -
1. EI
2. Good Communicator
3. Good Listening Skill
4. Coach

Also, few I have mentioned here. May be list will be big.

Thanks,
Rajon
Hi George,

You have posted a very interesting question that will surely give us all different insights.

In my experience, the qualities required might also be different from organisation to organisation. In my organisation it’s very helpful for a project manager to have the ability to translate the technical aspects to business and vice versa as we mostly double up as PMs and BAs.
One very essential quality as a PM is that you should be willing to learn.

Regards
George,

Top three qualities:

- Honesty
- Integrity
- Respect

RK
Open mind and willing to adopt to situation
Inspirational and team builder
take full responsibility for the outcome
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