Where do leaders learn their skills and find inspiration? Do they work away, locked in an office, until inspiration strikes? It should go without saying that project managers need leadership skills.
To a large degree, leaders are those who build on lessons learned from the past. German philosopher Georg Hegel said, “We learn from history that we do not learn from history.”
What makes a good project manager? What makes a great project leader?
In this guest post for ESI International, Martin Webster shares what he believes are four essential hallmarks of a project leader, and introduces some critical skills, thinking and behaviours for leading projects. [Continue Reading …]
They say actions speak louder than words, and when it comes to business meetings, this is most definitely the case.
After all, it’s easy to hear the person who speaks the loudest, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that what they say sinks in. There’s a big difference between hearing something and listening.
As a manager, every now and then there’s no way around it — you have to introduce change. And after years in web startups, I’m still amazed by how resistant people can be to even the slightest of changes; replace your site’s font, and you’re bound to get as many as dozens of complaints from users who liked the old font better.