As you know, leadership skills can make or break a project. So, as part of our talent development curriculum we review what it takes to be a great project manager. We are pleased to see that Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman must have attended one of our courses. Like we always say, project management is a GREAT place to grow leaders. Review their Top 16 Competencies Top Leaders Exemplify Most and you will see that all of them apply to us. (Please ignore the battle of the sexes data in the link for a moment. That will be in a different post.) Here are a few…
- Displays High Integrity and Honesty
- Drives for Results
- Collaboration and Teamwork
The only one I would clarify is “connects the group to the outside world”. Project managers need to connect the team’s efforts to the bigger picture, organizational goals, etc. But then, so that the work can get done, they need to disconnect the team from distractions!