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Managing It Projects   Improving Leadership Capabilities
Managing It Projects   Improving Leadership Capabilities
Managing It Projects   Improving Leadership Capabilities
Managing It Projects   Improving Leadership Capabilities
Managing It Projects   Improving Leadership Capabilities
Managing It Projects   Improving Leadership Capabilities
Managing It Projects   Improving Leadership Capabilities
Managing It Projects   Improving Leadership Capabilities
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Managing It Projects Improving Leadership Capabilities

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  • 1. Managing IT Projects for Results Leading by Example Leading by Example
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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