Research shows that it takes both roles--leadership and followership--to get the best results. Marc and Samantha Hurwitz talked to the community about being your best in both roles, as well as bringing out the best in your teams by coaching for both leadership and followership. Participants walked away from the Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration webinar with renewed insight. Here, the presenters offer answers to your questions.
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First, Gus will use real-world, high-stakes scenarios to discuss leadership in a general sense. Then, he will apply these concepts to project managers, using a unique perspective of cadence and rhythm to establish control with minimal confrontation. Finally, the presentation will ensure that the audience has practical takeaways by: 1) Highlighting “defining moments” for project leaders, 2) Considering what difficulties arise and what sacrifices might have to be made, and 3) Offering methods for practical solutions and methods for resolving the issues
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...
Just getting your feet wet in the project management pool? The most important studying this practitioner has done is of those around him. Learning from others is a vital tool in a prospective PM’s toolkit.
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?
There’s no such thing as a perfect leader—but these resources should help you get pretty darn close. There’s certainly no shortage of brilliant advice about leadership, but not all of it is really relevant to project managers. Here’s a look inside some books, blogs and websites that cover leadership with a project management slant.
For a complete assessment of your leadership style and skills, this multipart questionnaire--available for Premium Members only--is all you'll need. You can use it as a self-assessment or a peer assessment.
This template is designed to be used in conjunction with the webinar Develop Leadership - Deliver Leaders! Go to each of the tabs (Vision & Values, Direction, Persuasion, Support, Development, Appreciation) and assign a value of 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest) to the questions, before and after a leadership growing event, such as a project. The Summary tab will display the overall ratings for each dimension, along with a graph of the results. Based on Toastmasters' High Performance Leadership workbook.
Do you have what it takes to lead? Find out here with this checklist!
In today's PMO environments, a clear understanding of PMO management’s leadership role and responsibility is absolutely essential for a successful evolution, from project management to program management to portfolio management organization. This presentation will focus on the expanding role and vision of PMO management while exploring the corresponding project/program/portfolio management essentials and dynamics necessary for collaboration and organizational success.