When you take on the role of “project leader” you should be able to increase effectiveness on a daily basis. One strategy consists of streamlining communication to underpin our leadership. Work tools represent another important way in which to enhance effectiveness. Trust in solid and versatile software to allow yourself to fully focus on the portfolio and meeting the expectations of your clients.
Let’s look at 11 keys to developing this:
Let’s think about our human capital. The team should consider its project manager as someone they can (1)trust and willingly accept their point of view and working methodology.
How do we ensure people trust us? (2)Transparency is one of the keys.
Why withhold information? If we are strong and confident, there is no reason to fear people questioning our leadership. Very seldom does confidentiality justify maintaining information secret.
(3)Lead and (4)delegate if we can do this, our confidence and strength will become pillars underpinning a great leader. Although, let’s be honest, we are not perfect. Moving on with our confidence intact after recognizing that something can be improved will make us stronger.
Knowing how to delegate is another step towards successfully reaching a common goal. There are bound to be professionals in our group capable of getting the most out of a task. Let’s be fair and generous with their ideas; the most important thing is to achieve those goals and we should therefore consider every contribution that might facilitate success.
A leader with (5)motivation will transmit their energy with much less effort and, furthermore, if they (6)lead by example, they will maintain high morale in the team and productivity at 100%.
The triumph of good ideas: (7)equality; Whenever confrontation arises between teams or departments, a leader needs to overcome those differences in a constructive manner. To do so, we should practice active listening and give priority to the most suitable solutions for achieving the goals. Avoid personalism, let’s apply equality at work. You need to know how to say “no”, firmly but without offense.
Another point at which persuasive communication plays a fundamental role is when (8)pressure needs to be kept under control. The team depends on its leader to preserve stability and focus on tactical aspects, especially on a long project.
Important: (9)active listening. This is about emphasizing your comprehension of the other person more than making an effort to be understood yourself. As we can well imagine, we must be (10)accessible leaders for there to be positive and fluid communication. Our team should be confident enough to communicate freely and without restraints. And always ensure that the way you speak leans towards (11)clarity of expression, complicated language will only distance you from your audience.
In short, the goal is to exercise effective leadership from every perspective while not forgetting the fundamental role of fluid communication.