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Author : Dave Wakeman, PMP

Voices on Project Management: Independant ideas and insights by and for project managers

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Recently I wrote about the  non-negotiable attributes of leaders. A lot of the feedback I received asked how we can use these skills in our day-to-day jobs, especially when we're encountering a business culture that doesn't always place emphasis on leadership and long-term thinking. Here are a few ways you can begin applying leadership attributes to your projects, even in challenging circumstances.
  1. Build adaptability into your routine. One of the great challenges of project management is conquering the ever-changing project -- the one with a fluid scope, ill-defined objectives and budgets that fluctuate constantly. This is why building adaptability into your daily routine is essential. And it doesn't have to be complicated. One habit you can adopt right away is to start or end your day with a question like, "What has changed in the last 24 hours that will require me to alter my project plan?" By asking that question, you will keep yourself in the center of the project's changing landscape and be able to react in a proactive manner, rather than having change forced upon you.

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Interested in the subject of Leadership? Don't miss these renown speakers on the subject at the Symposium on October 8th!


Conference  101 :   International Aviation - How will we manage a $10 Billion Dollar Global Aviation Infrastructure Improvement Program?   Henry Gourdji, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Conference   201 :   Leadership vs Management from a Military Background – What makes a Project Manager a great Leader!,   Derek Hugues 

Conference   301 : L’appart à moi – Un projet de vie,   Daniel Leblanc

Conference   401 : Le leadership partagé : bien plus qu’un concept à la mode! Est-il présent dans votre équipe?   Isabelle Bonneau, École des sciences de la gestion, UQAM



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