Communications, people management and leadership are critical to accomplishing the purpose of any successful project. You can have the best technical skills and know more than anyone else knows and be the worst project leader if you cannot lead the people. Because project management leadership involves not just communication, but managing resources while motivating people, moving people to accomplish something different. Interestingly, the people paradox of projects is that often people who are key to a successful project are the same people who may be personally disadvantaged by an effective accomplishment of the project. Many a project has been derailed by failing to recognize and plan for the contradictory nature of people’s personal factors and circumstances(s) regarding project outcomes.
Successful projects are akin to concentrated microsystems of what happens on a day to basis in the work place, just more so and much faster moving. So, you have to up your game. However regardless of your job title, leading others can be hard. When it comes to leading others regarding project management, it might not be something you do on a regular basis in your position. Alternatively, leading others that you regularly work with you find easy, but leading others on projects, you find difficult. Nevertheless, communicating and leading is the most important part of any project. Considering that, you are often leading others that you may not have relationships with prior or even leading others whom the project might not be such a good occurrence for them personally; leading becomes a hard job made even harder. While it is hard, enough to communicate well and lead those who are cooperative, leading those who have ulterior motivations is even more difficult but just as, if not more so, important.
Areas to be Covered:
How to communicate effectively project vision.
How to get vision back on track after it jumped the tracks.
Putting together a team and then having people operate as a team.
Twelve leadership skills necessary for successful project management.
Four leadership skills you use most often when managing projects.
Leading those for whom a successful project outcome is at odds with a positive outcome for their job.
Leading those who need to be on your project but for whom change is a challenge if not a problem.
Changing horses midstream- Communicating when your project changes.
Inheriting someone else’s mismanaged project. How to get the team back on track.
WWW model of communication – Determining Who needs to know What, and by When.
Stumpers, stallers, blockers, end runners and game changers. How to deal with people on your project who may not wish it well.
Keeping your cool when everyone is losing theirs.
Who will Benefit:
Human Resources Professionals
Self-taught project managers seeking enrichment training and new skills.
Professionals with limited experience in spearheading a project
Small Business Owners