Companies implement strategy across the organization through business projects. Therefore, project management will frequently reflect the corporation’s culture, which is a fundamental business activity. It calls for unwavering methods, consistent principles, and high emotional intelligence. Your outlook, people’s emotions, and genuine leadership are the significant aspects that define your success as a leader. The ability to support an organization with a clear purpose goes beyond hard skills in projects. This article at the Association for Project Management by Susanne Madsen shares tips for becoming a better project leader.
Great Leaders Have High Emotional Intelligence
Leadership with purpose consists of both soft and hard skills. You can characterize good management skills as logical, rational, and effective at achieving goals. However, some leaders have the necessary planning abilities but are not adept at building rapport or rallying the team. On the other hand, those with strong leadership qualities are adept at comprehending, inspiring, and influencing others. Besides, successful project managers can balance their social and emotional skills and are great at understanding people’s emotions. Company objectives and employees’ professional priorities should be aligned with purpose-driven project leaders.
Understanding People’s Emotions to Be a Better Leader
Increasing your self-awareness is the first step to developing your emotional quotient (EQ). You can build self-awareness by requesting open feedback from your coworkers, customers, and superiors. Consider your responses to challenging circumstances as well. With that knowledge, you may gradually change how you react to circumstances and take positive action.
You need to build your EQ by observing the feelings of your stakeholders and team members. Otherwise, you will not be able to build trusted relationships. Mastering this skill of tuning in to others requires slowing down and genuinely caring about the people that work with you. A project involves a lot of tasks, which can cause you to become overly task-oriented. However, to become a better leader, you must put people first.
To read the original article, click on https://www.apm.org.uk/blog/the-best-way-to-become-a-better-project-leader/
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