8 Qualities and Skills of a Leader
A leader will always remain a leader. In this article, I might look at some of the skills of a good leader. You need to note that as a leader and direct the team accordingly.
Leadership involves the process of demonstrating essential capabilities such as negotiation, resilience, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
Here are some of the skills of a good leader…
#1 BEING VISIONARY
A good leader who wants to get stakeholders commitment must be visionary. He must be able to see that future that nobody in the organisation can see at the moment.
He needs to assist in describing the product goals and objectives. He must be able to dream about the product and translate such dreams to reality.
#2 BEING OPTIMISTIC
Other skills of a good leader or Project Manager has to do with being optimistic# and positive about the outcome of the project, He has to always see light at the end of the tunnel.
He has to analyse a situation and believe in his outcome despite contrary opinions from stakeholders. He must be able to enlist others in driving his vision for the organisation.
#3 BEING COLLABORATIVE
The Project Manager as a leader must be able to collaborate with others to achieve project goals. He must work together with other team members and other project stakeholders in order to achieve project goals.
He needs to communicate clearly and assist project stakeholders to fulfil project requirements.
#4 MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS AND CONFLICTS
It is also the duty of the Project Manager to manage relationships with team members and stakeholders within and outside the project. He also needs to manage conflicts with team members and other stakeholders.
#5 MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS
It is being said that a Project Manager uses about ninety per cent of his time communicating with stakeholders. He needs to gather the necessary documents and concerning the progress of the project and share such documents with stakeholders. This helps the Project Manager to get buy-ins for his project.
#6 BEING RESPECTFUL
The Project Manager also needs to be respectful. He must be able to help others to retain their autonomy. He must be courteous, friendly and honest, trustworthy, loyal and ethnic in his interaction with team members and other stakeholders.
The Project Manager as a leader must be a man of Integrity. He must be culturally sensitive to the need of others. He has to be courageous, a problem solver. He must be decisive as well. He must be able to take decisions without any sign of partiality or prejudice.
#8 GIVING CREDIT TO OTHERS
Although the success and failure of a project lie on the shoulder of the Project Manager. The Project Manager must be humble enough to share his success with others. He must be able to give credit to whom it’s due so as to encourage hardworking and committed team members to do more.
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