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Project Manager : Project Manager Feb Mar 2014
32 Project Manager •CAREER CENTRE Leadership Leadership is a multi-dimensional attribute. Primarily the PM's attitude to how he or she manages people, provides direction, behaves ethically, exercises authority appropriately and communicates will deter mine the success of a project. People management Providing a safe working environment is fundamental. Setting the required standards of performance and then managing people to those standards is an important element for the PM to engage their team. Managing people on a rm but fair basis by providing rewards and recognition for good performance, and dealing with poor perfor mance are cr ucial to maintaining successful team dynamics. Dealing with difficult stakeholders ere are always times to stand up for the team. Neither the team nor the project manager is able to be all things to all people, so the PM needs to insulate team members from politics and outside forces so they can get on with their jobs. Di cult stakeholders can always seek to undermine the PM and the project, and an e ective PM knows how to garner supporters to help deal with detractors, without dragging the whole team dow n and destroying the project's reputation. Giving the team direction Often, the team is looking for direction. e PM needs to know when to be the democrat and when to be the autocrat. e PM needs to publicly acknowledge the limitations of authority and hence obtain decisions from other authorities when required. e PM also needs to know when there is enough analysis and when it is time to set the direction for the team. A team drifting directionless is going nowhere fast. While a project has many important elements, in particular change and nancial management, having the right attitude to will help set the project on the right course and put the project manager in the driving seat. ••• ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE WORKSHOPS AIPM's Advanced Professional Practice Workshops (APPW) help project managers hone their leadership and project management skills. Due to the popularity of the pilot workshops, the second round of APPWs will be scheduled in coming months, with added cities. Visit the AIPM website's APPW section (Events > APPW) to find out more. W: www.aipm.com.au 6 THE PM NEEDS TO KNOW WHEN THERE IS ENOUGH ANALYSIS AND WHEN IT IS TIME TO SET THE TEAM'S DIRECTION. A TEAM DRIFTING DIRECTIONLESS IS GOING NOWHERE FAST
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