A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. The fact that a project is temporary has a huge impact on the team employed within the project in respect to their enthusiasm, motivation, commitment to the work in hand and their loyalty to the project.
In reality, projects rarely fail but people do!
If you are aspiring to start a career in Project Management or have been asking how effective Project Managers are able to handle so much and still rock, here are 7 habits of successful Project Managers and please take note of the 7th one.
They Prepare: Effective Project Managers know that projects involve risk and are always prepared and plan for risk ahead of time meaning they are proactive.
They Listen: As a Project Manager, the skill of listening is critical to success because communication is fostered by listening
They Take Charge: Effective Project Managers take charge of situations but they also know that they can’t control everything so they choose wisely
They Delegate: Effective Project Managers have mastered the art of delegation so they don’t try to do all the work themselves, they balance the workload and give themselves needed time to do the job and rest
They are of Service: Effective Project Managers lead by serving their team and giving them what they need to succeed
They ask questions: No one knows it all and Effective Project Managers understand this so they don’t assume but ask questions to know for certain.
They Never stop Learning: Successful Project Managers never stop learning and continue all they’ve learnt to practice. Complacency is a killer of innovation and you always have to push yourself to excel.
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