Dealing with naysayers at work isn’t always easy. We all come across them, those people either in our team, or in the broader business who do nothing but throw a wet blanket over everything we say or do. They are the people who will always tell you why something can’t be done. They may be Managers, or peers in the business who are not part of your project team.
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There are some interesting concepts in a recent presentation that I found and would like to speak to on how to lead not manage.
For this post I bring you useful resources that I have found today. Each article has great insights that may help you be a better Project Manager. They may help you answer some questions or fill a knowledge gap that you have. They are an interesting mix of articles. I have chosen them because each one provides some useful information that I would like to have had in my early days as a PM.
Consider how successful you would be as a Project Manager if you followed these top tips for success from Cindy Hook the new CEO of Deloitte Australia:
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” —Lao Tzu
What an interesting quote this is if you consider it in terms of the concept of what a Project Leader might be like.
Do you, as a Project Manager (PM), assess your decision making risks?
Do you own the risk associated with the decisions that you make on a day to day basis especially in
regards to how they will impact your project delivery?
People with technical backgrounds don’t make good project managers (in my opinion). Why? Because they are usually way too focused on the technical aspects of the situation to be really ‘managing’ the total project or program.
Do you think Project Managers (PMs) need negotiation skills?
I do. I have seen a lot of occasions where they would have come in handy. Times when the PM is getting push back from streams or stream leads about delivery items. In this instance it would be valuable for the PM to have some more formal negotiation skills under his/her belt.