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.

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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Business Leadership for IT Projects

Girl'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

How Digital Transformation Can Affect Leadership Strategies

Proofhub

So, what impacts does the digital transformation have on leadership strategies? Before delving deeper in understanding how digital transformation can affect leadership strategies , it would be a good idea to first understand what this entire concept entails.

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

Girl'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!

The Ultimate Guide to Project Leadership in 2021

nTask

Leadership in any way of life is the most crucial aspect of keeping yourself and everyone around you on course. Why leadership is so important in project management? Here are some of the most common theories of leadership that we are going to talk about in this article.

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How to Manage with Servant Leadership

ProjectManager.com

Indeed, I’d argue that servant leadership the single most valuable approach to leadership. This is the philosophy behind servant leadership. The servant leadership model is, of course, not the only model of leadership. That way, we can identify what servant leadership is, and when it’s right for your team. And, arguably, if you are consistently employing a leadership style that meets your team’s need, then you are constantly serving them.

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.

Agile Leadership

Scrum.org

I had a leadership nightmare. Let’s turn the Agile leadership wheel one by one to see your opportunities and find out what kind of an effect do the leaders have in your organization? . It was as if most of the directors I have heard and met so far gathered and accompanied me….

Essential Leadership Skills To Lead A Hybrid Team Efficiently

Proofhub

Must-Have Leadership Skills for Running a Hybrid Team Source: [link] A good manager can help their team weather almost any storm, but what happens when the entire staff is facing a brand new situation? communication-skills hybrid-teams leadership-skills team-management leadership

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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

10 Reasons Why Sleep Is Important for Performance and Leadership

Project Bliss

You likely don’t know all the reasons why sleep is important for productivity, leadership, and health! Whether improving your leadership skills, working with your team on a project, or even preparing for a job interview , getting enough sleep will help.

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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.

Leadership in Project Management: The Complete Guide

PM Basics

This is complete guide on leadership in project management. Here you’ll learn: What is leadership in project management in practice? Key Concepts of Leadership. Leadership Without Authority. Leadership In Project Management: What Does it Mean? Leadership

Adept Leadership: How Continuous Growth and Development Cultivates Productivity

LiquidPlanner

More than anything, your organization needs adept leadership. A huge part of strategic leadership is changing the culture. Below are a few important management and leadership tips for adopting the digital culture across your organization: Define the issue.

Leadership -- introverted

Musings on Project Management

Indeed, mixing in a group discharges an leadershipThe introverted leader: is this an oxymoron? In my experience: definitely not. And, my experience aligns well with Susan Cain's popular book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. And by introverted, we mean: Someone who gets more energy out of quiet time--loner time, even if in an open plan--than they do mixing in a group.

7 Lessons for Customer-Centric Leadership

ProjectManager.com

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. She explored case studies of customer experience and customer service to learn lessons in a customer-centric type of leadership. Customer-Centric Leadership. Leadership Project Management Training Videos

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.

Virtual Leadership [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

That’s why I was keen to read Virtual Leadership by Penny Pullan, and I was lucky enough to get an advance copy before it hit the shelves. 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. Virtual leadership is defined as: Being able to engage people from afar to produce results together. Book review of Virtual Leadership by Penny Pullan.

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Project Management Q&A: How Do I Develop My Leadership Skills?

Arras People

I’d like to focus on my self-development this year, especially on the leadership side. With the leadership side of the Talent Triangle it’s all these behavioural skills like influencing, negotiation, team building and so on. The post Project Management Q&A: How Do I Develop My Leadership Skills? Project Management PM Leadership Project management Skills leadership skills project management education

Book Review: The Power of Project Leadership

LiquidPlanner

I just finished the last chapter of Susanne Madsen’s piece on The Power of Project Leadership (2nd edition). I’ve been a longtime student of both Project Management and of researchers like Brené Brown , who explore emotional intelligence with leadership. For me, The Power of Project Leadership is where these two worlds combine in the most impactful of ways! . Susanne asserts that we must do this through the expansion of our project leadership skills.

5 Leadership Assessment Tools You Need to Try

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Leadership might be hard to define, but it’s easy to recognize. Leaders know that to lead they must keep up their leadership skills. But leadership isn’t only about inspiring others, it’s about knowing oneself. There are personality types, and there are leadership skills: it’s not one size fits all. Fuel for leadership is constant curiosity and regular assessment. Why It’s Good to Test Your Leadership Skills. The Best Leadership Assessment Tools.

Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

Amplifying Agile Leadership

Scrum.org

One continuing problem we see with many of today’s business leaders is that they rarely adopt Agile at the leadership level. Which is the real power of an Agile leadership team structured to collaborate

The 7 Best Blog Posts on Leadership in 2018

ProjectManager.com

Everyone has an opinion, and many writers and publications post frequently about what makes a great leader, the qualities of leadership and so on. But leadership is the x-factor in managing a successful project , and unlike planning, monitoring and reporting, it’s less easily defined. Leadership isn’t exactly a science nor is it an art, but there are major currents running through the topic that allow one to figure out the best course of action.

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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. More on this topic of project leadership…. The decision does require research whether a Master of Science or an MBA in Project Leadership will lead to the desired educational achievement.

Leadership vs. Management, What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

Is leadership good and management bad? In Review – Leadership vs. Management, What’s the Difference? There are many who stand on one side or the other of the great divide between leadership and management, demonizing one and praising the other. Leadership. What is leadership? Eisenhower, who said, “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”. 10 Leadership Skills.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Top 7 Leadership Articles: Summer Edition

Epicflow Blog

Leadership is a complex phenomenon that has been studied by scholars for many years and still is a relevant topic for research. Go on reading to learn about the best leadership tips and insights of this summer. Create a ‘diversity and inclusion leadership team’.

Leadership as an Actionable Event

MPUG

The definition of leadership is changing. This leadership behavior also creates a rift in the relationship so that individuals begin to feel disconnected from the leader who does not place value on these actionable events. Articles leader leadership

The yin and yang of project leadership™ 

Susanne Madsen

Yin leadership is enabling and is concerned with making it possible for others to flourish, lead and contribute. This side of leadership sets a high standard and expects the team to deliver to it. It shows that project leadership encompasses a high degree of yin as well as yang.

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.

Realign Your Vision – 3 Ways The PMO Can Drive A Successful Business Transformation

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Business transformation is a high priority in today's corporate landscape - a fact that the C-Suite is well aware of. But once executives have decided to implement some type of transformation, they often rush to de-prioritize it. Sometimes they even stop paying any attention at all to this critical organization change, delegating essential strategy projects to those with little to no relevant experience. Enter: the project management office. PMOs are uniquely situated to orchestrate organizational change, all while building a landscape that is centered around collaboration and social interaction.