A Project Leader is the CEO of the project. An experienced Project Leader should have an in-depth understanding of financial management, quality programs and scheduling. They should also have the requisite leadership skill sets to recruit, hire, train, resource, deploy and disband a team. In essence, a Project Leader is a highly skilled individual that should be able to run a company. This sets a high standard for a Project Leader. Not only is the individual expected to be technically competent but they also must be prepared to take over projects under less than ideal situations.
Project Team Leadership Skill Sets represent the activities that the Project Leader should take when they are leading their teams.
- Take Charge
Project Skill Sets represent the activities that the Project Leader should take when they are planning and executing the project.
- Common Sense
Personal Leadership Skill Sets represent the processes that every Project Leader should work on to “hone their craft”.
- Continuous Education
- Sense of Timing
- Communication Skills (written, verbal, non verbal)
- Ability to make a decision
Personal Perspective Leadership Skill Sets represent the processes that every Project Leader should work on maintain a sense of balance in their life.
- Sense of humor
- Sense of context
- Understand “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Be Impeccable With Your Word.
- Don’t Take Anything Personally.
- Don’t Make Assumptions.
- Always Do Your Best.