3 signs that you deserve a ‘best project manager of the year’ trophy
- May 2, 2014
- Posted by: Rose_TrainingOZ15
- Category: Rose Training Blog
Rose Training Australia talks what makes a great Project Manager.
1) You aren’t a bossy boots; people respect you as a leader.
Do you know someone who is a bossy boots? They want to be a leader, but kind of fail at it. Why is this so? It’s because they don’t command your respect. You are forced to listen to them and sometimes do what they tell you, but you never feel like your actions are appreciate or even necessary!
A great project manager makes you look forward to doing your work. They make you feel important, relevant, appropriate and necessary to the functioning of your workplace. They aren’t bossy, but guide you and your team through obstacles and hurdles in the PM journey; they are knowledgeable, intelligent, compassionate and empathetic.
2) You don’t just talk, you listen.
We’ve all probably seen/heard people yap on about how they are totally into organic leadership and they have been reading all these great leadership self-help books…it seems like this person doesn’t want to take a break between sentences, or at all, ever! Needless to say, you can’t get a word in at all.
Of course, communication is important – a project manager who doesn’t talk is probably as bad as one that talks too much. But communication is a two way street. It involves talking AND listening. A great project manager will listen to you, whether you have problems, concerns or queries. They will use their communication skills to further a positive professional relationship with you by answering your questions.
3) You know when to joke around, but you also know when to be serious.
As a project manager, you are going to be stressed out. It’s important to be optimistic about your job when the bad times come around – your colleagues and your sanity will appreciate a good sense of humour. However, a good sense of humour doesn’t need to extend to making jokes at the expense of other colleagues, or when you are facing a dire situation at work. A project manager’s sense of humour should be a morale-booster, something that furthers their role as a relatable and approachable leader at the workplace. An ability to understand when to be funny and when to be serious is a must.
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