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10 Attributes of Compelling Project Managers

In this article in, Harry Hall lists the 10 most compelling characteristics of project managers. Let’s find out what they are.

  1. Integration: Compelling managers employ means that effectively combine techniques, tools and methods to achieve the end objective of projects.
  2. Humble: While also being bold and decisive, the top managers are also humble. As a result, they know that they don’t have all the answers, and therefore listen to other points of view.
  3. Selfless: The best project managers view each project as a growth opportunity for their team members.
  4. Focused: The best managers help team members maintain a laser-like focus on project objectives.
  5. Visionary: Compelling managers have a clear vision of what the future holds and are willing to bear any hardships on the path to success.
  6. Peaceable: The very best managers know just how to turn stumbling blocks into opportunities and are known to turn conflicts on their heads.
  7. Well-Liked: Another characteristic of a great project manager is that team members would rather be on their team every time. Team members want a likeable leader, one who is compassionate, one who is attentive, and one who is partial to a bit of fun now and again. Further, team members are more responsive to likeable managers.
  8. Calculated Risk-Taker: Given that projects are often fraught with risks, the very top managers do their homework and take courageous steps to move the projects in the right direction.
  9. Rewarder: Compelling leaders have been known to be appreciative of team members. Therefore, they celebrate milestones, recognize achievements of team members, and understand the importance of saying ‘thank you’.
  10. Collaborative: Great managers collaborate with team members when constructing project plans. As such, these project managers value and understand team dynamics, and know the importance of a team in the execution and success of the project at hand.

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