Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Evolving complementary skills, part of Project Management Foundations: Teams.
In my 30 years of working in projects,…I have never met a project manager,…including myself, by the way,…that can personally satisfy the list of skills…and capabilities required of project managers.…Yet, projects are delivered successfully…every month of every year.…How does this happen?…It involves developing and leveraging…the skills of others to help you as the project manager.…Simply put, a daily activity for a project manager…is to consistently evolve complementary skills.…
Let's discuss various methods you can use…to develop and leverage the skills of your team.…The first is coaching, guiding people to explore an area…with greater depth so they can feel confident…to make a greater contribution to the team.…There are a few great courses here on lynda.com…that can help you become a better coach.…You can also leverage job shadowing.…Having a team member observe another team member…perform their job duties.…This can provide valuable learning opportunities…to allow that team member…to perform that task themselves.…
Along the way, discover how to negotiate for key resources, appreciate and maximize individual working styles, use emotional intelligence to add a personal approach to your management style, and resolve conflict.
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- Identify the behaviors and characteristics of four working styles.
- Recognize examples of SHAPED objectives.
- Define job shadowing.
- Explain the consequence of team members not understanding their role or their project’s value.
- Summarize the stages of team development.
- Determine which approach to pursue when internal team member issues arise.