Managing It Projects Improving Leadership Capabilities

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Managing It Projects Improving Leadership Capabilities

  1. 1. Managing IT Projects for Results Leading by Example Leading by Example
  2. 2. What is Leadership? <ul><li>Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the </li></ul><ul><li>right things. </li></ul><ul><li>Peter F. Drucker </li></ul>
  3. 3. Basic Leadership Principles <ul><li>Focus on situation, issue or behavior (Collaboration is impossible if people feel attacked personally </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain the confidence and self-esteem of others (let people know that they have a good idea or give a good contribution </li></ul><ul><li>maintain constructive relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Take initiative to make things better </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by example (conduct themselves as they ask other to do) </li></ul><ul><li>Think beyond to moment (consider the impact of their actions both short and long term) </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Managers and Leaders differ <ul><li>Managers have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks - and are work focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subordinates - who follow because they have to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Positional authority - vested by the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leaders have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision - and are people focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Followers - who are inspired to follow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Charisma - people follow because they want to </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Leadership Qualities 4. Leaders are skilled - Can step in and do the work while able to coach others to be more effective 3. Leaders are inventive – Proactive while responding quickly to changing conditions with clever solutions 5. Leaders are collaborative – Are positive about others and know that the best ideas come from a shared effort 2. Leaders are visionary – Can communicate their ideas (or vision) of a better future 1. Leaders are mindful – have personal and professional integrity
  6. 6. Why do I care: what is the problem <ul><li>Leadership and management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>are terms that are often used interchangeably in the business world to depict someone who manages a team of people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>both deal with power but differ in approach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A leaders power comes from influence </li></ul><ul><li>A managers powers come from position </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tangible Benefits <ul><li>More employee commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Smoother work relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Less turnover </li></ul><ul><li>better productivity </li></ul>
  8. 8. Leadership Summary <ul><li>Have a vision for the future and a plan to get there </li></ul><ul><li>Keep calm in crisis and seeks solutions and not blame </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate rather than intimidate and manipulate </li></ul><ul><li>Give the credit to others and take the blame as necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Influence others at the right time </li></ul><ul><li>Seek the best solution rather than the quick solution </li></ul><ul><li>Are proactive, leading rather than following trends </li></ul><ul><li>Take setbacks as lessons learned and move forward in a positive manner </li></ul>

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