The Practices Of Successful Project Managers, Their Leadership Skills, And Management Roles

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Introduction According to PMBOK ® Guide, “Leadership is the ability to get things done through others and focusing the efforts of a group of people toward a common goal and enabling them to work as a team” (PMBOK, 2013). Being the project manager or director does not only require the task of a supervisor but also a leader and an authority. The leader manages, communicates, motivates and guides the entire team project and entities involved with it. In this paper, we will discuss the practices of successful project managers, their leadership skills, and management roles. We will evaluate Judy Stockley’s level of success in developing a culture of trust while implementing her drawdown plan as Eglin Air Base’s new Advanced Medium Range…show more content…
He must give team members the chance to contribute their opinions to what is going on in the project and how to move the project forward. He should also encourage team members to make their contributions to the team activities. 2. Basic Knowledge And Technical Know How: Successful leaders know what is happening in their team. They have the control of all fundamental details like short and long term aims, mission of the project, basic knowledge of the industry they are working in, technical information about the things they are dealing with, members of the team or organization and their roles, responsibilities of other departments, acquaintance of their competitors, and what customer is expecting from them. If they lack any of this, they hold resources from where this information can be extracted. Particularly, they should have the technical know how, for instance, production technology, advertising methods, engineering knowledge, information about rules and regulations, sources of funding, and knowledge of basic background management principles and theories, e.g. planning, management and scheduling. 3. Skills and Abilities: Managers differ in the level to which they can identify what is going on in a certain state. A successful manager is comparatively more responsive to proceedings and can adjust it more promptly and properly. He is insightful and open to statistical information like facts and figures and soft information like the
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