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FOCUS	
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LEADERSHIP	
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Final	
  Word…	
  
“Mediocrity	
  is	
  expensive!”	
  
Congressman	
  Elijah	
  Cummings	
  

Maryland	
  7th	
  District...
COMPLETE	
  YOUR	
  COLLECTION…	
  
	
  

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Leadership and the Project Manager - Bearing the Brunt of the Storm - PMI Washington DC

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Jon Weinstein, Line of Sight President presented "Leadership and the Project Manager - Bearing the Brunt of the Storm" at PMI Washington DC on October 22, 2013. The presentation covered the essential characteristics and traits of successful project leaders, roles of a project manager as well as ten specific guidelines that a project manager should follow to communicate effectively.

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Leadership and the Project Manager - Bearing the Brunt of the Storm - PMI Washington DC

  1. 1. Leadership  and  the  Project  Manager:     Bearing  the  Brunt  of  the  Storm     PMI  Washington  DC  –  Tyson’s  Lunch  Series   October  22,  2013     “Safety  first  has  been  the  mo1o  of  the  human  race  for  half  a  million  years;  but  it  has  never   been  the  mo1o  of  leaders.  A  leader  must  face  danger.  He  must  take  the  risk  and  the  blame,   and  the  brunt  of  the  storm.”   Herbert  N.  Casson  (19th  &  20th  Century  Efficiency  Expert)   ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  2. 2. PROJECT  MANAGER  -­‐  THE  DE  FACTO  PROJECT  LEADER   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  3. 3. LEADERSHIP  AND  AUTHORITY   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   LEADERSHIP   AUTHORITY   •  A  combina=on  of  values,   skills  and  behaviors  that   mobilize  people  to  ac=on  in   order  to  achieve  the   project’s  objec=ves   •  May  or  may  not  have   control  of  resources   •  The  power  invested  in  a  role   by  a  formally  established   procedure,  such  as  a   governance  structure  or   organiza=onal  hierarchy   •  Controls  the  resources   BEING A LEADER DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO CONTROL RESOURCES ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  4. 4. CHARACTERISTICS  AND  TRAITS   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   CharacterisScs  and  Traits  of   Successful  Project  Leaders     Managing  Authority  &   Responsibility  -­‐  The  project   manager  can  delegate   “func=onal  responsibility”,     but  not  ul=mate  responsibility.     “If  you  put  someone  in   charge  of  a  par=cular   aspect  of  a  project.  .  .   that  person  is   responsible  to  you.  .  .  .   Because  you  are  in   charge,  you  cannot   blame  your  team   members  for  things  that   go  wrong.”     Rick A. Morris, PMP, The Everything Project Management Book   ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  5. 5. CHARACTERISTICS  AND  TRAITS   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   CharacterisScs  and  Traits  of   Successful  Project  Leaders     Confidence  -­‐  A  leader  needs  to   demonstrate  confidence  in  his   or  her  ability  to  do  the  job,   regardless  of  how  the  leader   might  actually  feel.     ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  6. 6. CHARACTERISTICS  AND  TRAITS   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   CharacterisScs  and  Traits  of   Successful  Project  Leaders   (con=nued)     Recognizing  &  Facing  Reality  -­‐   A  leader  must  be  proac=ve  in   determining  and  recognizing   the  reality  of  situa=ons   par=cularly  when  the  facts  are   uncomfortable  or  bad.   ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  7. 7. PROJECT  MANAGER  -­‐  BEYOND  THE  “USUAL”  ROLES   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   Roles  of  a  Project  Manager:     Facilitator   –  Build  consensus   –  Resolves  conflict   –  Secures  resources   Mentor     –  Models  professional  behavior   –  Iden=fies  opportuni=es  for   development   ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  8. 8. PROJECT  MANAGER  -­‐  BEYOND  THE  “USUAL”  ROLES   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   Roles  of  a  Project   Manager  (con=nued):     Communicator   –  Engage  stakeholders   –  Tell  the  story   –  Secure  support     Change  Leader   –  Resource  linker   –  Problem  solver   –  Process  helper   –  Catalyst   ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  9. 9. COMMUNICATE  ON  PURPOSE   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   Ten guidelines that a project manager should follow to communicate effectively: 1.  Know  your  audience   2.  Tell  stories  to  establish  an   emo=onal  connec=on   3.  Use  two-­‐way   communica=on   4.  Use  various  forms  and   formats   5.  Make  sure  the  message   fits  the  context   ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC 6.  Know  your  strengths   7.  Act  quickly  in  a  crisis   8.  Be  conscious  of  the  signals   you’re  sending   9.  Allow  people  to  see  you   listening  and  assimila=ng   their  informa=on   10.  Get  direct  input  from     “the  field”  
  10. 10. FOCUS  ON  ACTION   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   Management  Focus   Goals  &  objec=ves   Telling  how  &  when   Shorter  range   Organiza=on  &  structure   Autocracy   Conforming   Consistency   Risk-­‐avoidance   Bohom  Line   ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC Leadership  Focus   Vision   Selling  what  &  why   Longer  range   People   Democracy   Challenging   Flexibility   Risk-­‐opportunity   Top  Line  
  11. 11. FOCUS  ON  ACTION   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   Common  situaSons  that   require  leadership  acSon:   •  Resolving  conflicts     •  Running  poli=cal   interference     •  Raising  and  promo=ng   concerns   •  Ac=vely  figh=ng  the   resource  bahles   ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC PROJECT   MANAGER  
  12. 12. LEADERS  MANAGE,  MANAGERS  LEAD   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   •  Increased   Project   Complexity   Leads  to   Which   demands   •  Increased   Project   Risk   •  Adap=ve   Leadership   Contribu=ng   to  Success   Relationship Between Project Complexity and Leadership ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  13. 13. LEADERS  MANAGE,  MANAGERS  LEAD   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   •  Are  we  addressing  project   management  from  the   perspec=ve  of  leadership  and   the  organiza=on?     •  What  is  the  strategy,  and  what   are  the  priori=es  resul=ng   from  the  strategy,  for  the   agency?     •  Does  the  agency  have  a  policy   or  strategy  for  selec=ng,   star=ng,  stopping,  execu=ng,   and  managing  projects  or   programs?     ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC •  Does  the  execu=ve  level  of  the   agency  “get  it”—understand   what  is  needed  to  be  an   effec=ve  project  manager?       •  Has  management  established   a  direct  line  from  strategy  to   policy  to  projects  and   programs?       •  Do  the  execu=ves  want  to   build  project  management   capabili=es  and  competencies   or  do  they  regard  project   management  solely  as   necessary  to  sa=sfy  an   external  requirement?  
  14. 14. LEADERS  MANAGE,  MANAGERS  LEAD   LEADERSHIP  AND  THE  PROJECT  MANAGER:  BEARING  THE  BRUNT  OF  THE  STORM   In  your  organizaAons,   does  project  success   depend  more  on   management  or   leadership?     ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  15. 15. Final  Word…   “Mediocrity  is  expensive!”   Congressman  Elijah  Cummings   Maryland  7th  District   Senior  member  of  the     Commihee  on  Oversight     and  Government  Reform     ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC
  16. 16. COMPLETE  YOUR  COLLECTION…     CONNECT WITH US… www.line-of-sight.com linkedin.com/company/line-of-sight www.linkedin.com/in/jonweinstein @LineofSightLive @Jon_Weinstein Jon Weinstein jweinstein@line-of-sight.com 410-696-2610 ©2010 – 2013 Line of Sight, LLC

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