One of the project leaders I interviewed for my recent book The Power of Project Leadership was Benoit Jolin. I first met Benoit when I facilitated a project leadership session for Expedia. I was taken aback by his insights and asked if I could interview him. Below is the full interview from a true project leader. Enjoy his insights. Which attributes, thinking patterns and actions would you say distinguish an outstanding project management leader, from an average project manager?
The need for effective leadership is greater than ever before Traditionally, a good project manager was someone who was logical and rational and effective at dealing with events, tasks and processes. It was someone who would work to the client’s brief and use their authority to deliver the desired outputs. Often, this type of project […] The post Forget Methodologies, We need Project Leadership! appeared first on Kelly Project Solutions .
It’s been a while since I’ve written, especially about emotional intelligence. For me, this has been quite a journey, but I still have things to learn and improvements to make. If you struggle with frustration in the workplace, I have empathy for you. One great place to start to change is with how you speak to yourself about yourself. We’ll call that 1st Person Self-Talk. Thoughts about your own weaknesses or incompetence are often polarized and inaccurate.
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On Friday, October 10 at 12 noon Eastern USA time (UTC-05:00) I will be guest host for the live weekly #PMChat session on Twitter. The topic will be “The Non-Negotiables: Your ‘Must Do’ and ‘Must Have’ PM Prerequisites.”