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Qualities of a Leader: Top 20 Leadership Traits

ProjectManager.com

Leadership qualities can be difficult to label because leadership itself is so present in our lives that traits can be hard to identify and define. Leadership can take many forms, from historical figures to project managers and business managers.

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Leadership by link and buffer

Musings on Project Management

"Link and Buffer" is a leadership concept for a leader positioned between a governing board, to whom they must link the project, and a project team which must be buffered from the whims and biases of the board.Fair enoughBut it's not that easy.In the "link and buffer" space live various skills:Vision and practicality: to the board, the project leader talks strategically about outcomes and risks; leadership

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From Servant Leadership to Shared Leadership

Mike Griffiths

We will examine what leadership entails and how it applies to agile teams. Then discuss the transition from servant leadership to shared leadership.   EQ as a Foundation for Leadership.   Leadership is a Huge Topic.   What Leadership Is Not.

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Understanding Leadership

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If management is doing the right thing, then leadership is doing things right. You can demonstrate leadership skills at any level, from project coordinator to project director. Making leadership work for you. Leadership is truly a very practical skill.

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Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Speaker: Heidi Cerenzia, Edina Murphy, and Alexis Barone, Wrike

Now more than ever, project managers are expected to lead with strong consideration towards their team. The success of a project depends not only on attention to detail and deadlines, but to the human beings behind them. This is where emotional intelligence comes in. With a priority on EQ, project managers create a team that is communicative, engaged, and motivated. And this leads to some serious results. Join Edina Murphy and Heidi Cerenzia of the Wrike team in this panel discussion on how EQ is here to stay.

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Leadership KPIs

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to set up leadership key performance indicators (KPIs) to do just that. In Review – Leadership KPIs. Signs of Successful Leadership. Two of the main signs that your leadership skills are having positive results are: A culture of achievement and performance. Increase leadership emphasis on cultural alignment. Increase leadership communication. 10 Principles to Achieve Leadership Success.

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Leadership Challenges

ProjectManager.com

Scores of people talk about leadership and its benefits, but few mention the obstacles that leaders face. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, discusses common leadership challenges, what the role looks like to the team and the larger organization, and how one must constantly adjust in order to succeed. In Review – Leadership Challenges. Lack of Development: Leaders might be born, but leadership is also a skill that can be learned. That’s what leadership is.

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Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Liquid Planner Leadership

In my book The Power of Project Leadership , I explain that every time the global economy goes through a recession, jobs disappear, and workers are expected to deliver more with less. Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer and consultant.

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Virtual Leadership [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

That’s why I was keen to read Virtual Leadership by Dr Penny Pullan. What Is Virtual Leadership ? The third concept defined pretty early on is virtual leadership , which you’d expect, what with it being the title of the book and all. I work in a virtual team.

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Top 5 Leadership Theories

ProjectManager.com

Leadership is a quality that’s important for success and yet so difficult to define. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, cuts through the noise and reveals five of the best leadership theories. In Review – Top 5 Leadership Theories. There’s so much written about leadership, Jennifer said, that it can be intimidating. But it’s important to overcome that sense of intimidation because leadership explains why some leaders, teams and companies succeed and others don’t.

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Level up Culture & EQ | Sign up for the #CultureDrop

Once a week, culture & leadership expert Galen Emanuele gives free, actionable EQ training in 5 minutes or less. Subscribe to the #CultureDrop and access free resources & content.

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Situational Leadership & Goals Alignment in Project Management (*Updated 2023 Guide)

nTask

A leader might employ a variety of leadership approaches to be more productive at work. Change Management feedback learning goals leadership professional goals SMART goals

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5 Leadership Values That Boost Team Productivity

nTask

Leadership values can have a significant impact on how productive a team is. This article explores five leadership values that can help boost team productivity. Understanding and implementing the correct values can help your team work smarter, not harder.

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Business Leadership for IT Projects

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Before I’d got far reading Gary Lloyd’s Business Leadership for IT Projects I realized he was offering a critical assessment on the Standish report on project failure – thankfully. Business Leadership for IT Projects is a book about project sponsorship, but you’d not know it from reading it.

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Stressed leadership

Musings on Project Management

leadershipWell, here in the Spring of 2020, leaders are stressed; and circumstances are somewhat chaotic (meaning not only disorganized and counterproductive, but small effects are highly leveraged by exponential responses) And so one wonders: are our best leaders in crises and chaos likely to have been trained in the military where the 'fog of war' is all too real? Yes, but no. Our military schools.

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Enable Your Teams to Work Their Own Way

Speaker: Kim Wasson, Alexis Barone, and Matt Williams

As a project manager, have you ever felt overextended by all the different teams you're expected to lead? With so many people to keep track of, you may feel the need to be in multiple places at once. However, this mentality leads Project Managers to lose focus and become easily frustrated. We must make way for a new perspective on collaboration and leadership--one in which your teams are enabled to work together efficiently and confidently. Once your teams can perform in their own style and pace, you can focus on the big picture: success.

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5 Leadership Traits that Define Good Project Managers

nTask

And, as such, it’s important that they have the right leadership traits. In this article, we’ll take a look at five of the most important leadership traits that define good project managers. Project managers are responsible for the success of their projects.

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Leadership by 'link and buffer'

Musings on Project Management

"Link and Buffer" is a leadership concept for a leader positioned between a governing board, to whom they must link the project, and a project team which must be buffered from the whims and biases of the board.Fair enoughBut it's not that easy.In the "link and buffer" space live various skills:Vision and practicality: to the board, the project leader talks strategically about outcomes and risks; leadership Project Management

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Extending Servant Leadership with Host Leadership

Mike Griffiths

 However, let’s start by examining what servant leadership already contains.     Servant leadership was popularized by Robert Greenleaf and described as a mindset and set of practices.   Host Leadership.  So it is with host leadership.

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Leadership Building Activities

ProjectManager.com

Leadership is a combination of innate and learned traits. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you three key leadership building activities that will help you become a better leader. In Review – Leadership Building Activities. Before offering her leadership building activities, Jennifer defined what leadership is. These are the building blocks of true leadership. Well, leadership building activities can help you be the best leader you can be.

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How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

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Leading with Transactional Leadership

ProjectManager.com

Leadership can be customized to the individual. This might sound backwards, even counter to what leadership is, but the definition of leadership is broad enough to hold a multitude of approaches. Of course, one size doesn’t fit all, and it’s likely you’ll find yourself leading with an à la carte method, which is even more reason to know the full spectrum of leadership. So today, let’s take a look at one of the foundational types of leadership—transactional leadership.

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Disruptive Change | Leadership Insights and Tips

International Institute for Learning

Thought Leadership News Insight and Expertise for Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. IIL’s Thought Leadership News publication is a weekly digital newsletter for individuals, teams, and organizations. Presented by: International Institute for Learning, Inc. Intelligence.

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Leadership and Change Agility

International Institute for Learning

Thought Leadership News Insight and Expertise for Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. Leadership and Change Agility Tips, Methods & Insights By Jane Morgan What’s the most important thing to consider when you start down the road to agility?

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Susanne Madsen on Project Leadership [Interview]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

When I read Susanne Madsen’s book, The Power of Project Leadership. Often we think that leadership is about character and attitude (read my take on the traits of good leaders here ) and forget that you can actually practice being a better leader by coaching yourself in the right behaviors.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

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Top 8 Importance Of Leadership In Management

Agilemania

However, only 5% of businesses have included leadership development. Leadership is a critical success factor for any organization. Providing practical and inspiring leadership can differentiate between an organization thriving or failing.

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How to Manage Better with Transformational Leadership

ProjectManager.com

Transformational leadership is a creative style of leadership that focuses on a continued push towards growth and a rejection of complacency. While most great leaders are naturally charismatic, you don’t have to have been born with transformational leadership qualities to develop them. What Is Transformational Leadership? Transformational leadership is a theory that says the leader works with the team to identify what changes are necessary to improve conditions.

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How to Earn Leadership PDUs for PMP Renewal in 2020

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you are like many Project Management Professional ( PMP )® certification holders, you might be finding it hard to source enough quality learning materials for your Leadership PDUs. What are Leadership PDUs? Leadership PDUs form part of the Education requirement for recertification.

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When leadership is autocratic

Musings on Project Management

Autocrates and autocratic leadership -- on the one hand -- and the classic risk management on the other hand. And we ask this because: From essayist Eric Grill writing in the leadership blog of St Thomas University we learn that: Autocratic leaders typically make all major decisions on their own, with little or no input from others. leadership Risk Managementis the latter pointless in the context of the former?

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Bridging the Gap: Implementing CIO Leadership in Project Management

Speaker: Clint Padgett, President & CEO, Project Success Inc.

You may have a visionary CIO and very capable project managers. You may have the best tech, the latest software, and stellar talent. But if you can’t establish a dynamic, collaborative team with a clear mission, then your project will slip through the cracks. It’s time for CIOs to unlock their "people potential" and learn the leadership skills that will lead to satisfied project managers and more than satisfactory project results. Join Clint Padgett, CEO and President of Project Success Inc., and bridge the gap between CIOs and Project Managers to create a passionate and successful team.

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5 Team Leadership Skills All Mangers should Build

nTask

A successful team relies on effective team leadership. You need to understand and learn the different types of leadership and develop skills that suit your team and personal […]. Without strong team management skills, a company will struggle to achieve its goals.

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The Power of Project Leadership [Book review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

In the past I have interviewed Susanne Madsen on the topic of project leadership and her book, The Power of Project Leadership. The book takes you from understanding why leadership is important for project managers to uncovering your own motivations and leadership style.

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Excellent Project Leadership Starts Here

Brad Egeland

​ I am available. 22 years experience. Private and public sector experience. High level security clearance obtainable. Contact me or email me.

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Top Virtual Leadership Skills for a Great Remote Work Culture

Project Bliss

With remote work here to stay, virtual leadership skills are critical for productive teams. As a virtual team leader, you must develop a leadership style that supports the entire team when working in a virtual setting. What Does The Term “Virtual Leadership” Mean?

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A New Age of Hybrid Leadership

Speaker: Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone, Wrike Team

There are many myths surrounding the idea of remote work: it will cause laziness, procrastination, ineffective communication, lack of motivation, and employee burnout. As pervasive as these myths were, 2020 swiftly kicked them all out the door. Companies can no longer deny the fact that employees can in fact be productive, motivated, and proactive, all while working remotely. On the other side of the coin, some teams still crave the social, in-person dynamic of work. Enter the new model of work, the hybrid schedule. It's time for project managers to gain a new understanding of what good leadership looks like in the future of work. We were all baptized by fire this past year, so now it's time to look back, learn the big lessons, and gain the insights needed to pivot forward. Join us for our panel with Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone of the Wrike Team, in this discussion about the future of work--hybrid, remote, and everything in between.

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What Project Managers really need to know about leadership

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Project leadership. Each project manager has distinctive leadership qualities. For instance: motivation enthusiasm tenacity integrity leadership communication action, and so on. Martin also writes regularly about project management, leadership teams and business change.

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How To Identify Leadership Strengths And Weaknesses In The Workplace

nTask

Leadership is more than just a position of power, it’s an ongoing learning process. Leadership is an essential part of any successful business. Agile Project Management Agile leadership Project Management team management

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What is Adaptive Leadership and Why is it Important?

nTask

Adaptive leadership is one of the key trends that we believe will play a huge role in the future of business. Essentially, it is a form of leadership that is constantly evolving in order to meet the needs of the organization and its employees.

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How Leadership Affects Projects (And How You Can Lead Yours)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Sarah Coleman is co-author of Project Leadership, a book in its third edition exploring how leadership and project management intertwine. The last edition came out 16 years ago – yes, people were talking about project leadership even then!

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How to Improve Team Effectiveness & Reduce Workplace Stressors Through Exceptional Culture

Speaker: Galen Emanuele - President, Shift Yes LLC

Having a great workplace culture increases engagement and performance, yet many leadership teams lack the tools they need to successfully develop one. In this webinar, you will receive guidance on how to adapt your workplace culture and improve your employee experience.