Leadership Challenges


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.

Leadership the Admiral's way

Musings on Project Management

Entitled "You have to lead from everywhere", it's a good read for those interested in how an experienced manager with a leadershipNearly 10 years on, it doesn't get old -- or obsolete: In the November 2010 issue of the Harvard Business Review, there is an interview with Admiral Thad Allen, the retired Coast Guard commandant and the former "National Incident Commander" for the Gulf oil spill of 2010.

7 Lessons for Customer-Centric Leadership


Customer-centric leadership is essential in today’s business climate. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains more and cites these well-known brands as excellent examples of customer-centric leadership. In Review – 7 Lessons for Customer-Centric Leadership.

DPM Podcast: Rules For Remote Leadership (with Wayne Turmel)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Rules For Remote Leadership (with Wayne Turmel) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast Leadership & Team Management Remote PM

Gambling leadership

Musings on Project Management

To exert leadership, do we layer a propensity to gamble on top of the usual uncertainty that goes along with projects? Every [leader] is a gambler Admiral John McCain (the senator's father) Admiral Halsey's air commander, WW II in the Pacific. And, so what do we make of that idea?* Is it additive, or compounding? As a gambler, should we expect certain rules to apply. as in poker? risk decision Risk Management

Leadership by Personality

Brad Egeland

It’s interesting to learn how much your personality type sets the stage for how you experience life.

Qualities of leadership

Musings on Project Management

the mantle of leadership [is assumed] with the enormous confidence that comes from the conviction that the ends of action are never in doubt, and that the achievement of those ends is always within the power of the brave and skillful. leadershipAnd] the unquestioned belief in the. mission—the seed of both [the not-so-good] and tremendous good Doris Kearns Goodwin. Lyndon Johnson and the.

A thought on leadership

Musings on Project Management

Everyone has their own idea of leadership Consequently, there's no one idea that is all encompassing There is no "master definition", though you can certainly look it up in the dictionary. Here's one that struck me as capturing the "soft power" of leadership: "A leader’s authority comes from the [constituents'] belief in his [or her] right and ability to rule, in the willingness of. leadership

Giveaway Winner: Virtual Leadership

Girl's Guide to PM

Monica has won a copy of Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams * which is now on it’s way across the ocean. Congratulations to Monica from St. Paul Minnesota in the USA!

Business Leadership for IT Projects [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Before I’d got far reading Gary Lloyd’s Business Leadership for IT Projects I realised 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.

Leadership without impulse

Musings on Project Management

leadershipPoint: Impulsive and unpredictable are some leader's styles. Such keeps managers -- who revere plans -- off guard and even defensive, but it wreaks havoc on strategy (ever changing) and metrics (rebaselining at every turn). Of course, your competitors may also be constantly off guard. In some businesses (start-ups, sports) and some military situations (See: General George Patton), "impulsive.

The Basics of Leadership

The Digital Project Manager

The post The Basics of Leadership appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. When you first step out in front of a team it’s natural to feel apprehensive. Nervous even. And it’s with good cause. Truth is, in. Features General

Servant Leadership – It Works


Why Servant Leadership Works. Magazine, is a big fan of servant leadership, based upon what his decades of research on what he calls “high-performing” companies – Southwest Airlines, Whole Foods, Best Buy, UPS, and more. Successful leadership is built around the behaviors that leaders model for their subordinates. Its stock had dropped from $34 to $13, and it needed a major infusion of new leadership and new strategies if it was to survive. The copier was out of toner.

LEAD: Your Four Project Leadership Priorities

Online PM Courses

When you are in a Project Leadership role, you will have a lot to do. They look to you for leadership and guidance. But, with so many responsibilities, it can be hard to know what are your leadership priorities? Your Leadership Priority is to LEAD.


Stepping Into Project Management

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Leadership skills in three keywords


You’ve been promoted to coordinator and have the mission to apply your leadership skills to a team – or sector. This is all you’ve ever dreamt of in order to show your talent, but the remaining question is: Have you got leadership skills? Leadership is natural for some people, while for others it […]. The post Leadership skills in three keywords appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. LeadershipIt’s done!

4 Practical Ways to Demonstrate Project Leadership Skills

Brad Egeland

This applies to both project managers and team members; after all, leadership is a choice. Regardless of your position, you can practice leadership skills at any stage of a project.

?5 Project Leadership Lessons from the NFL

Brad Egeland

Read on for 5 project leadership lessons from the NFL. In the sporting world, it is often said you’re ‘only as good as your last game’, meaning you are defined by your results. What can a project manager learn from this? Are you only as good as your last project?

The Four Essentials of Project Team Leadership

Online PM Courses

Team Leadership itself is not hard. In this article, I want to hone down to the four essentials of project team leadership. The Four Essentials of Project Team Leadership. Leadership isn’t something you are born with, like brown eyes.

Virtual Leadership: Interview With Author Penny Pullan

Girl's Guide to PM

In this video I interview author Penny Pullan about her new book, Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams , which is out this year.

Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

2) Who's leading your PMO and how effective is that leadership and the PMO in general? How Certified and is Your PMO or PM Infrastructure and How Effective is the Leadership? Let's have a little fun and do a new survey. This time I'd like to look at two things.

Do We Need ‘Agile’ Leadership?

Agile Coach

Yesterday Adriana Girdler and I presented Timeless Leadership at the Toronto Agile Tour. Our intent was to show that everything we need to know about leadership has already been invented, we just need to stop and look around once in a while instead of jumping on the next agile fad.

Could Emotional Intelligence Be The Most Impactful Leadership Skill?

The Digital Project Manager

The post Could Emotional Intelligence Be The Most Impactful Leadership Skill? As project managers, we want to be better leaders. Discover these real-life emotional intelligence examples to help you become a better and more impactful leader. appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

How to Get the Best from Your Project Team with Situational Leadership

Online PM Courses

Situational Leadership is a simple and compelling idea. If you want to get the best from someone, choose a leadership style that suits the situation. You’ll have the skills to give people the leadership they will want, need, and value. Four Situational Leadership Styles.

Project Management and Leadership Competencies: A Snapshot

The IIL Blog

The Project Management Institute (PMI) ® Talent Triangle ® has addressed the need for project leadership competencies. 3) Leadership. Below is a contrast between project management vs. project leadership competencies. Leadership Technical Competency. Leadership.

5 Ways Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Improves Communication and Leadership

Project Bliss

It can boost your communication and leadership skills. And you’ll likely have many chances to practice and demonstrate your leadership competency and build trust within your organization. 5 Ways Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Improves Communication and Leadership Abilities.

?Situational Leadership: 3 Easy Ways to Adapt Your Approach

Brad Egeland

The journey to successful collaborative project leadership has so far included key leadership strategies for project managers and suggestions for positive team dynamics. Another important leadership technique is adapting to the current situation.

11 Leadership Qualities of a Great Project Manager?

Brad Egeland

Leadership is an essential and critical skill that can determine the magnitude of an individual’s achievements within their career. To be a successful and productive project manager, however, the qualities of leadership that are required can be very different from other fields of work.

Positive Leadership In Project Management

Fix my Project Chaos

In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks with experienced project and program manager Kate Morris about the art of positive leadership. The post Positive Leadership In Project Management appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

How Emotional Intelligence Is Important In Leadership?


Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. Possessing emotional intelligence is significant towards successful team relationships because—let’s face it—do you think a manager that gives an earful to his or her subordinates epitomizes great leadership ? Emotional intelligence has five key domains and is crucial in leadership , as well as they help a person grow and develop as an effective leader. . Cet article How Emotional Intelligence Is Important In Leadership?

Leadership Lessons

Herding Cats

Developing Leadership Skills. Get rid of unnecessary middle layers of authority, direct leadership is more effective in emergency situations. Thoughts on Leadership from Shackleton . Leadership is a fine thing, but it has its penalties. There is an article in the current edition of The Newyorker about a solitary journey across Antarctica, by Henry Worsley.

?15 Ways to Cultivate Your Project Leadership Style

Brad Egeland

If you are a new Project Manager, you really should think about leadership. But even if you know how to navigate the project management terrain very well, you will need to do so with a leadership style that works for you and also works for collaborative project management.

How Millennials are Changing the Leadership Paradigm


A lot is being discussed about millennial leadership styles and rightly so; after all the next decade is going to see a lot of millennials move into leadership positions. Blog collaboration Leadership Project Management work culture celoxis leadership millennials Online project management tool project leadership project management web based project management softwareLet’s face it, Millennials are taking over the world.

How to Build Your Personal Leadership Brand in 5 Steps

Brad Egeland

Your personal leadership brand is no different. Developing and sharing your leadership brand lets your team and colleagues know who you are, what you stand for, and how you work. Read on to learn how to create your own personal leadership brand for project and career success. ​ Think about your most recent purchase. Did you choose a particular brand over another?

The 9 Best Leadership Games for Skill Development


Leadership is not an academic pursuit. We’re talking leadership games. The following leadership games can both make you a better leader, and improve the leadership qualities of your team members. Leadership Crest. Leadership The Project Manager Blog

Leadership Styles and Their Corresponding Definitions You Need to Know


There are many ways on how the manager and higher-ups implement leadership in their team or subordinates. These leadership styles have been around for a long time and become one of the major foundations of team dynamics. Kennedy —all these people possess distinct types of leadership and stirred various reactions from their followers. Below are the most common leadership styles and their definitions as well as their respective advantages and disadvantages. Leadership

Virtuous Leadership

The Tao of Project Management

There are no ways to behave that will ensure successful leadership. Over the years I've had the pleasure of meeting a few really good project managers and the misfortune of meeting a lot of poor project managers. The Way A poor project manager tries to behave in what he think is the ‘right way’ for a project manager to behave. He acts as if busy but never seem to achieve anything.

Intercultural Collaboration and Leadership – Advantages, Challenges and Solutions


Demographic change, globalization and internationalization are not new or unknown concepts. Neither is the so often mentioned intercultural collaboration and communication or the knowledge that working in intercultural teams can and will lead to problems if employees are not properly trained and made aware of the differences.

Lessons in Leadership: John Wooden


Sport is a great place to turn when looking for examples of great leadership. But there was more to his leadership than just the trophies. One of the… The post Lessons in Leadership: John Wooden appeared first on BrightWork. BrightWork Leadership TeamworkYou think of the legendary coaches who led their teams to tremendous success.

5 Inspiring Leadership Lessons from Legendary Leaders


He was surprised to see him go in … best practices Blog collaboration Customer Experience design thinking Leadership productivity Project Management work culture celoxis elon musk jeff bezos leadership lessons Online project managment oprah winfrey organizational culture project management richard branson sheryl sandberg steve jobs web based project management softwareI recently heard about an incident from a friend.