Project Manager or Project Leader?

“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.

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Project failure is relative to PM skill level

I want to suggest that project failure is relative to PM skill level.  Of the research that I have looked at project failure can generally be categorised under a set of key areas.  If you identify with any of these triggers then I suggest to strongly consider your skill levels.

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Do PMs need negotiation skills?

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.

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