360 Degree Leader by John C Maxwell

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practicalpmo
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Tue 24 Jan 2012 11:30 pm

This is a great book that I recently found again when cleaning out a bookshelf.

Flicking through I found a number of points I had highlighted with marker pen including "your attitude and behaviour should be consistent and predictable with everyone. Otherwise, you won't be trustworthy in the eyes of anyone you work with".

Such a profound statement. When you think about it, trust is the most important asset a project manager can have.
Simon
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Tue 24 Jan 2012 11:53 pm

I agree Simon, a project manager must be trustworthy and lead by example. If you want your team to go the extra mile then you must be prepared to do the same. If you try to con your team into working harder you will erode the trust they have in you and then you're in trouble.

Danny Cox has an important message, "the important thing to remember is that if you don't have inspired enthusiasm that is contagious, whatever you do have is also contagious."

If the team trust you as their project manager they will put in the effort needed to ensure success.

Duncan
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