Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding leadership language, part of Project Management Foundations: Communication.
When I was a project manager,…I worked for a large telecommunications firm.…The new program manager invited all the project…managers into a room and told us a great story.…He told us the story of how General Washington…crossed the Delaware, when he arrived with his army…on the other side, they burned all the boats.…Then he told us about how the troops stood…next to the warm blaze and realized that…they were burning their only way home.…Our new manager wanted his project managers…to think like George Washington.…We needed to motivate our teams to commit 100 percent…to everything, we need to eliminate doubt…and be free to make some mistakes.…
He'd finish this story by throwing his fist in the air…and saying, "So don't be afraid to burn your boats!"…It was a great story, and even though it wasn't…historically accurate it was very motivational.…We all shuffled out the conference room…with boats blazing in our imagination.…But none of us had any real sense of how…to make this an action item for our project.…How does a project manager to commit…
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- Using formal and informal means to communicate
- Prioritizing stakeholder needs
- Listening actively
- Planning project communication
- Understanding leadership language
- Writing clear and concise project reports
- Learning how and when to say "no"<br><br>
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