To illustrate skills versus knowledge, ask how many studied a foreign language in college? How was that learning evaluated as knowledge or a skill? If your learning was tied to written exams - than it's knowledge based. If you were immersed in a location where the only way you communicate was through the language, than its skill-based. It's ironic that some native-speakers would not get A's on a knowledge-based course. What does that imply about traditional knowledge-based curricula?
This is very applicable to program leadership. Both leaders and managers at DCI and the client are necessary for a program to be successful. Everyone needs to be a good manager and the right people need to be good leaders.
Advanced program management leadership
Advanced Program Management Leadership
Objectives <ul><li>Define leadership and how it differs from management </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the importance of leadership in project and program management </li></ul>
Definitions <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the ability to get others to want to do something that you are convinced should be done, and to follow direction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the ability to develop budgets and plans, organize personnel by reporting structure, and execute by monitoring results against the plan </li></ul></ul>Source: The Encyclopedia of Leadership , Murray Hiebert and Bruce Klatz
Leadership vs. Management Source: Learning to Lead , Robert Heller Discussion Topic: Are there other characteristics and differences?
Exemplifying the Leadership Role <ul><li>Interact with other team and project leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor and coach your clients on leadership, let them know when leadership is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the tough questions </li></ul><ul><li>Push team members to produce high quality work </li></ul><ul><li>Coach other team members </li></ul><ul><li>Provide expertise where needed </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure your team exceeds expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Display solid program and project management skills </li></ul>