Don’t confuse being a leader with having a leader’s title. Leadership is a 24/7 mindset, not a light switch you can turn on and off based on how things are going. Demonstrate leadership in good times and bad, or you will lose credibility with those you seek to motivate and inspire.
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.
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.
As William Shakespeare rightly said, “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” In this article, the author highlights expectations for project leaders--and some useful tips that can positively impact trust levels, improve performance and ease leadership.