From a Good (Project) Manager to A Great Leader

Many of us want to take on a senior leadership position within our organizations. Our employers want us to take on senior leadership positions.  This is a win-win for everyone.

This presentation is designed to inspire us to reach to the next level and most importantly to be able to plot our paths to those positions.   What does a great leader look like?  What qualities do we already have that are similar?  Where are the gaps and how do we fill them?

As we investigate the qualities of a great leader, we will look at communication skills, leadership styles, thinking strategically like a leader and even looking like a leader.

For a general audience of any kind this is a great look at the qualities and great leaders and how we can obtain them.

A note to project management communities (PMI Chapters, project teams). As my background has been project management for over 18 years I am pretty passionate about inspiring good project managers to become great leaders. In your space I would use the optional title:

From a Good Project Manager to a Great Leader Over the past 20-30 years we have cultivated hundreds of thousands of great project managers, maybe even millions. Some have stayed with it and gone to senior PM levels within organization while others have moved into other key, strategic areas of their organizations. Regardless of the route they took, the foundation of good project management processes, knowledge, tools and techniques have held them well. The good news is that as we look for our next generation of leaders, these resources, our project managers, will be well equipped to get the work done. They will be great at the execution portion of the leader’s role. But is that enough? This presentation talks directly to your project management community. It offers up ways to stand up and be counted – as a real leader. Not just a good project manager. It highlights key areas that a project manager is not typically comfortable in and delivers easy steps to embrace the tools to become a great leader.

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