You cannot get the most out of your team if every individual does not feel fully included. Use these targeted techniques to build a productive work environment where everyone on your team feels that they can be heard and participate in the project’s success.
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Conscious leadership focuses on building a culture of “we” rather than a culture of “me.” While it sounds simple, it’s far from easy. Here are some principles to help you become a more conscious leader.
Control-based project management isn’t effective in times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, especially in a knowledge economy built on mobility and autonomy. The better leadership approach is to let go, which doesn’t remove accountability but does require developing trust in your team.
When you think back on a project, can you honestly say that everyone experienced it the same way you did? Did everyone feel as though they were part of the team? As a project manager, you need to make sure you understand everyone's perspective—and address issues quickly.
If project managers are to succeed, they must have relationships built on trust and respect. But how many of us can say that we truly have that? Trust isn’t a binary thing; it isn’t there or missing. There are degrees of trust, and all project managers need to be aware of that.
Project management doesn’t have to be a by-the-books, process-driven approach to work. Even in highly structured environments, there’s room for—and benefits to—a little personality.
There are many characteristics of complex projects that could cause concern. Here are four example characteristics that members of your project team may face—with help on how to respond as an empathetic leader.
If collaborative leadership is going to be the preferred style across organizations, then it requires top leaders to practice it themselves—and to encourage it in each of their areas. Here are four ways PMs can ensure they are able to effectively contribute on each occasion they are invited to collaborate.
What separates great PMs from good ones? What skills are the real difference makers, and how can we perfect them? Find out how to leap tall dependencies in a single bound!
There's a sudden renewed focus on empathy in the workplace, but what exactly is it and why does it matter? Even more fundamentally, is it really anything new? Here’s some suggestions for how empathy should guide projects.