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Your Path to Happy Leadership and Project Success


WebinarankündigungToday, 18 September 2013, I will be giving a free webinar for the PMI Information Systems Community of Practice entitled “Leadership, Happiness and Project Success”.   Follow this LINK to learn more about dial-in information

2 Ingredients for project success

In this webinar I am exploring two crucial ingredients for project success: empowering leadership and happiness.  I explains why and how leadership can help build successful projects by actively accounting for happiness on the individual, group, project and organizational levels.  Attendees will learn how to find a clear focus of what they really want to achieve, create a strategy through principle centered leadership, resolve project issues and align their priorities for happiness and project success.

Target Audience:  YOU

The presentation targets anyone who is sincerely interested in finding new and transforming ways to project success.  These can be individuals, project managers, project team members, line managers, line organizations, companies or social groups.

Free Registration

Registration is free for active PMI members.  If you are not a PMI member and still want to view the presentation, have a look at my handout on Slideshare. Or, if you like to receive a pdf version of the presentation, please contact me directly.

What’s next?

Institute FolieIn my webinar I am talking about my personal vision of helping build an Institute for Project and Business Transformation.  This cannot be done by oneself.  Instead, it takes the effort of like-minded people and a strong, performing team.  On this token I want to invite you to join this great effort.  Stay tuned for updates on this new and exciting project.

 

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What I have learned about leadership as a ski-instructor


It is the heat of the summer and I am thinking of skiing?! Well, yes, why not.  I am thinking of skiing lots of time, regardless of the season.  Why?  Because it is one of my dearest passions.  Hence, there is no such thing as season-based thinking.  But there is another reason why I bring up skiing. It is through my many years as a ski-instructor that I have learned a LOT about leadership.  Let me share with you why, how and what elements I find critical in and for effective leadership:

Passion

I have been a passionate skier and snowboarder for as long as I can remember.  Sharing this passion in the form of teaching skiing and snowboarding is rewarding and fund.  My clients as well as other skiers can see and feel my passion which is contagious and thus can help them to improve their skiing.

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Well, do I have to add anything.  Of course, I love skiing and teaching because it is FUN.

Empowering people

Sharing my experience and expertise with others gives me the tickles.  I cannot micromanage my clients, do a move for them.  I can show them, encourage them and help them build their own skills set through a progression of exercises.  But they have to do it.

Listening

A good instructor is a good listener.  And not only verbal listening.  You have to be able to read the body and emotional language of your clients.

Motivation – Vision – Goals

Good ski instructors can quickly find out what motivates their clients to come to a ski “lesson”, what their vision is and what their goals are.  They may not always be feasible.  But that’s not the point.  Understanding what drives your clients is a foundation for a joyful day and building a good learning environment.

Roadmap, planning

Yes, as a ski instructor you do plan your lesson.  The longer you have taught the more experience you have, the bigger the bag of tricks you bring a long.  At the same you know that it is futile to plan every single detail of your lesson.  It is not about the lesson plan a ski instructor may have, it is about the client.  And they are on vacation and may change their plans of the day.  If in this case you stick to your plan, you lose your client.  Hence, a plan is a good orientation if you stay flexible.  This brings me to the next point …

Let it happen

Learning how to ski cannot be accomplished in a class room.  You have to go outside and do it.  For the ski instructor this means you have to give your clients the chance to practice, practice, practice and ski, ski, ski.  Don’t try to control your clients. Let it happen and go with the flow.

Playing

Teaching is fun and rewarding. But it is not limited to instructing.  Playing, i.e., skiing, is and always has to be a central part of your successful lesson.

Frustration

I would have to lie if I claim that every single ski lesson is a bliss.  This is not the case.  There are days when things just don’t go as planned, everything is off track.  Frustration looms and it is just a bad day.  This is important, too, for you appreciate the normal and better days even more.

Corporate identity

I have worked at many ski resorts for quite a few companies.  Teaching skiing is always fun, no doubt.  And yet, it makes a big difference if you can also identify yourself with the mission of the company you work for.  At Vail Ski Resorts one of the corporate mottos is “Making vacation dreams come true”.  During the onboarding workshops prior to my first (of nine) seasons at Vail we were explained that it is expected from us to live by this motto.  Well, this wasn’t difficult at all.  “Making vacation dreams come true” means that as a ski instructor you go the extra mile to make a ski lesson a memorable experience to your cllient.  And whenever they have fun and enjoy themselves, you do, too.  Things flow freely.  Big smiles.

Sharpen your saw / continuous improvement

Being a fully certified ski does not mean that I have stopped training.  The opposite is the case.  Formally, every ski instructor has to attend 2-3 days of training every other year.  Personally, I am always looking for good training opportunities.  These can be formal trainings or skiing with peers and asking them for feedback.  If you want to stay on the cutting edge you have to do something about it.  This means that you always have to sharpen your saw.

Precaution and preparation

Skiing is an outdoor activity.  Weather in the mountains can change within minutes.  There may be a blue sky in the morning and a severe snow storm in the afternoon.  Good ski instructors take necessary precaution for themselves and their client.

Enjoying the environment

When was the last time you explained to a client “Welcome to my office!” and the client looked at you with awe and said “I wish I could spend some more time here.”  My office when I teach skiing = the mountains and the great outdoors.  They are not “my” office.  I may use the space.  And I am grateful for it.

Identity

Sometimes I wonder what it is that I love so much about skiing and teaching skiing.  Good question.  I believe it that the fact that teaching skiing gives me the opportunity to integrate passion and thus happiness with my work.  It is all one at one point.

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Passion = More than just an ingredient to leadership and happiness


In an article entitled “The Secret to Living a Passionate Life” in the book Pearls of Wisdom explain that you don’t have to be a celebrity to live a happy, joyful, fullfilling and successful life.  Everyone can. The key is that you have to know what you are passionate about. “When your life is connected to those passions, it feels meaningful, and when your life has meaning, it is fulfilling.”

passion in a groupKnow your passions and live them

Sounds simple?  It is.  You have to and actually you do want to know your passions.  If you don’t know them or try to conceal them, it is about time that reveal and follow them. This is especially important if you are interested in developing and practicing leadership.  You have to know what drives you.  Not just on the outer world, but deep inside you.

What are my passions?

For one, empowering people and organizations through leadership.  Believe me, this is not just a phrase.  It is a mantra, a philosophy and attitude.  Empowerment is powerful for those you empower and for yourself and the energy you receive from those you empower.

So, what are your passions?

 

 

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How to Gain the Leadership Experience Employers Want


[Guest blog by Michael Keathley]

According to The Job Outlook for the College Class of 2013 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), nearly all of the top ten bachelor degrees for hiring in the current job market involve leadership ability. These include some of the most popular degrees offered online, such as business administration and marketing management (November 2012). Furthermore, even if you are an e-learner who does not intend to pursue a direct supervisory role, “leadership” is an often cited soft skill on most prospective employers’ lists of wants for their employees.

Clearly, leadership is a new trend in hiring, and graduates about to enter the workforce must be prepared to develop and demonstrate that they have this talent. But what is meant by “leadership skills,” and how do students, especially e-learners, attain and document that they have such abilities? To help guide you, here is an explanation of what employers are looking for and ways you can show them you have leadership skills.

leadership definedLeadership Defined

Most experts agree that leadership can be a bit difficult to define. Therefore, David Mielach of Business News Daily went right to the source, the leaders of business and industry, to discover, “10 Ways to Define Leadership” (27 December 2012). The answer that stands out most of all is the definition offered by business consultant, Kendra Coleman:

Leadership is an act — a decision to take a stand, or step, in order to encourage, inspire or motivate others to move with you. What’s more, the most effective leaders do not rely on their title, or positional power, to lead. Rather, their ability to use their own personal power combined with their use of strategic influence are what make them effective” (qtd. in Mielach. 27 December 2012).

Most see leadership as the ability to take proactive, preventative, results-producing action. This has no connection to a job title or position. Rather, the group of experts Mielach interviewed sees leadership as an inner strength that inspires outward results, a sense of vision that envelops others and guides a team to further success.

There are a few additional traits that are often mentioned.

Additional characteristicsAdditional Characteristics

Some additional attributes of leadership should also be kept in mind. Good leaders are:

• Flexible with people and situations: According to author and expert trainer, Ken Blanchard, leadership involves the understanding of when to direct, coach, support, and/or delegate to co-workers as a supervisor or team member based on the context.

• Entrepreneurial/Intrapreneurial: They have the creativity and dynamism to operate outside the box to problem solve and get things done whether you are owning and operating your own business (entrepreneur) or working within an organization (intrapreneur ).

• Communicative: They possess the ability to get a message across to others and to guide the exchange of ideas verbally or electronically.

Note that some of these attributes are broken down separately on lists of skills employers look for in employees.

Ways to Gain LeadershipWays to Gain Leadership Skills

There are quite a few ways that students, online or on-ground, can gain leadership experience. You may even be doing some of these already.

Stand out favorably in class and obtain letters of recommendation from professors, collect relevant feedback (e.g., on assignments from faculty and other students), and save copies of your best work.

• Lead group projects and document what you did and why; be careful to do this in accordance with the characteristics described above rather than in a pushy way.

• Take specific courses related to leadership, and if possible, take some independent study classes that would allow you to work with a professor on a topic specifically related to leadership development in your field.

• Obtain certifications related to leadership by checking what is offered by your school (e.g., See these offerings by Villanova University ) or respected external, career/employer specific programs (e.g., See the U.S. Office of Personnel Management ).

• Participate in organizations, such as Keith Hawkins’s Real Inspiration, Inc. which provides opportunities to train and get involved in leadership from middle school through college.

• Seek out positions of leadership in student organizations at your school. Most will list these on their websites as Aurora University does, or consider starting your own group. Some groups, such as The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) have special leadership development programs and chapters at online universities (e.g., Kaplan University).

• Consider entry-level jobs, internships/externships, and volunteer positions in which you may develop and increasingly demonstrate leadership skills. Your department and/or school should be able to assist you with finding a suitable position.

How to document leadershipHow to Document Leadership for Employers

Now that you understand what leadership is and have some ways to gain skills in this area, it’s also time to think about how you will demonstrate this to employers. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

• Most application processes still rely on the traditional cover letter and resume with transcripts, though often this is presented via an online application site. Follow a functional resume format that will highlight what you can do, and be sure to add a specific (sub)heading for “Leadership Skills.”

• Online applications will often allow you to attach transcripts, additional documents, and/or electronic links. Take full advantage of these options to add scanned copies of certifications, screen shots of your work, letters of recommendation, sample projects—anything you have done or are currently involved with that shows you are a leader.

• Software options exist that will also help you demonstrate your leadership skills to potential employers. Consider using Live Binders, Zotero, or screen capture software to assemble a professional overview of your work; then share a link with prospective employers on your resume or in your cover letter.

• Social media is a powerful tool, and hiring managers are increasingly consulting the digital footprint of job candidates. Carefully brand yourself as an up and coming leader in your field within social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Share links to these sites with prospective employers within your application.

Pursuing, documenting, and demonstrating that you have leadership skills can take time; however, the knowledge that employers are increasingly looking for talent in this area, especially in some of the top career fields, should motivate you to take action. You also do not need to accomplish all of the above steps at once. Rather, try to focus on one or two ways each semester and gradually build an impressive portfolio for employers and online presence that brands you clearly as a leader.

If you have any additional tips or suggestions, please share them in the dialog box below or via Twitter.

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Leadership doesn’t need tools but principles


Developing my new workshop “Leadership, Happiness and Project Success” I came across the question whether or not there can be tools for developing leadership.  After all, the second part of the preliminary workshop agenda read “Create a strategy with the best tools possible”.  It is a legitimate question and I think easy to answer:  If you ask me if leadership requires tools my response is “No! Leadership requires principles.”  Principles give you guidance and an orientation.  Tools are superficial, they are means to reach a goal but no more.

Remember the saying “A fool with a tool is still a fool”?  Well, this applies to those who are interested in leadership, too.  No, just by applying good and effective tools you do not develop leadership.  Leadership goes deeper, it comes from within, i.e., you have to know where you are coming from, what drives you and where you want to go.

In a project setting I have found the following leadership principles most helpful:

1Build Vision

Sharing a common vision and goals with your team and organization and having the same understanding how to achieve it are key factors for project success.

2Nurture Collaboration

A performing team yields synergy effects; the impossible becomes possible. This is why team building is crucial.

3Promote Performance

Both on the individual and team level. Inspire and ignite team magic.

4Cultivate Learning

Effective leaders are open for receiving and giving feedback. It requires courage to explore new avenues and to make mistakes and to learn from them.

5Ensure Results

Delivering results is both a prerequisite and an outcome of effective leadership.

 

These five principles are not limited to the role of the project manager or project leader. Indeed, you can apply the five principles of effective leadership in any role you fill on a project, whether as the official project sponsor, project manager, team member, external consultant, project auditor, or any other project role.

Practice leadership in your role, and thus contribute to project success

It may be difficult at times. But it is possible. Every journey, regardless of how long it may be, starts with the first step. Take this step and move forward.

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Teaching leadership? Yes, you can. – No, you can’t

A very simple question: can you teach leadership?

Yes, of course Just have a look at the thousands of books about leadership (haha, including my own :-)).  This, by itself has to be a good indicator that leadership can be taught.  Then, there are so many courses on leadership at schools – high schools, colleges, universities, seminars, etc.

No, you can’t.  You have learn about leadership by experiencing it.  This is nothing you can get by reading a book.  You have to go and get your hands dirty. After all, leadership is about people and you can’t find people or work with them in books.  Books may inspire you, but at the end of the day you have to act.

So, who’s right?  Both perspectives have their merit.  Personally, I think you can learn a lot about leadership through books, courses and, even more important, through role models.  All of them can  inspire you.  The question then is, what are you waiting for?!  If you feel inspired, act, don’t wait or pick up another book. Play, make mistakes, learn and grow.  – There is one prerequisite though, you have to develop the right attitude about leadership.  This is much deeper than mere actions.  You have to be “one with yourself”, know what your life’s purpose is, develop your goals and follow through while at the same time respect life.  Not just your own but the life of your whole environment.

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The 3 Keys to Happiness & Success

And, what’s Leadership got to do with it?

GUEST BLOG by Roxanne Kaufman Elliott, President of ProLaureate Ltd.

3 keys-resized-600Long ago in an ancient time, humankind was so abusive of the keys to happiness and success that the great elders and wise women of the time decided to take the keys away and hide them where no one could ever find them again.

But where?

The Leader of the Wise Women decided to call a meeting of the Council of Elders to discuss the hiding place. When they were all together she put the question to the group and asked for ideas and suggestions.

One of the more senior elders raised her hand and said, “Oh, Wise Leader, we should take the keys of happiness and success and bury them in the deepest, darkest depths of the Earth. No one would think to look there and if they did, it would be much too difficult to dig down and find them.”

The Wise Leader thought about this for a moment and then said, “thank you, but no, I don’t think they would remain hidden there. Human kind is very resourceful and will find a way to uncover them.”

Another of the council members raised her hand and said, “I know! Let’s hide the keys to happiness and success at the highest peak of the highest mountain in the world, for certainly, THIS is a place no man, woman or child could ever discover!”

But again, the wise leader said, “No, they will climb the mountain – they will find a way – and they will discover the secret.”

The next council member spoke up and said “then let’s bury the secret to happiness and success in the deepest part of the ocean where no one would dare to go – beneath the sea in a great, dark and bottomless cavern where no one would dare to look or attempt to go.”

The Wise Leader thought for a moment longer and then said, “thank you all for these ideas, but humankind is resourceful and I believe they will uncover each of those hiding places. But now I know where we can bury the keys to happiness and success where no one will ever find them. We will bury them deep in the heart of every person who walks the Earth… for surely, no one would think to look for them there.”

You already possess the keys to your happiness and success. The challenge is getting out of your own way long enough to discover them! And then, to actually begin to unlock your potential; to understand what real happiness and success mean to YOU; and then to start creating and setting a plan in motion to be and to have the best of what life has to ofer – on your terms.

“Success is the continual achievement of your own predetermined goals, stabilized by balance and purified by belief.”

compass indexHappiness & Success

You possess more internal ability than you will ever use. The biggest obstacles you face are the limitations you place in your own mind. Individuals are goal seekers by nature and you are at your happiest when you are working toward the accomplishment of goals that are related to your major purpose in life. True success comes from identifying goals in all areas of life that are important to you, and organizing your time and energy so that all these areas are given the right priority at the right time.

Achievement

Achievement has little regard for age, nationality, gender or station in life.

It bestows itself upon those who dare to aim their sights at noble targets, who move forward even though the winds of opposition try to push them back, who realize their purpose is far greater than any obstacle that may appear to stand in their way.

How we lead our lives determines our future and the future of those around us. You have the unlimited potential to reach new heights for yourself and for others to create… new products, new applications, new solutions, new organizations, new ideas, new and better relationships and even a new and better world.

Sounds like a tall order and a lot of work. It is.

But that’s ‘what leadership has to do with it’… it’s all about SELF Leadership and putting forth the effort to be the best we can be. The rewards are incredible and well worth the efort. It’s all about energizing YOU – the real, genuine, brilliant YOU.

So where do you start? You start by discovering the three keys that are already within you…

hand_drawing_a_to_b_400_clr_11972VISION ~ GOALS ~ ACTION

Do you have a personal and professional vision statement? Planning our lives, our careers, our futures, deserve at least as much energy as planning our next vacation. Yet, typically, we spend more time doing the latter than the former. Perhaps its time to create a vision for yourself – your statement of potential and your vision of the future.

What do happiness and success look like to you? Write them both down in great detail, in the first person, in the present tense – as if it is already real. This is your quest – it is your written painting of what the future will look like – what you aspire to become, do, create and achieve – both
personally and professionally. Begin everything with this end in mind, as this is the image by which everything else you do is measured.

Create your goals both short term and long term. Write them down. What do you need to accomplish to move you closer to your vision – today? This week? In a year?

Then, take action to fulfill those goals. Make a plan and work it. Write them down. Know what you need to do to move to the next step and the next and the next. Once you focus on what happiness and success mean to you, you will be on your way to achieving more of what you desire in less time.

“What lies behind us and what lies in front of us, pales in significance when compared to what lies within us.”

stepThe Art of Changing Yourself

“The art of changing yourself requires the substituting of new habits for old. You mold your character and your future by your thoughts and acts. You cannot climb uphill by thinking downhill thoughts. If your world is gloomy and hopeless, it is because you are gloomy and hopeless. You must change your mind to change your world. Make yourself do what needs to be done. Man alone, of all the creatures of this earth, is architect of his destiny.”

From Wilfred A. Peterson and his book, “The Art of Living”.

Article originally posted at http://free2bproject.org/the-three-keys-to-happiness-success/#comment-19 on July 10, 2013

 

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Help build workshop on “Leadership, Happiness and Project Success”


Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on a new interactive workshop called “Leadership, Happiness and Project Success”.  The good news is that a first draft is done.  🙂

Please help build an interactive workshop for you and your projects

The realistic news is that a draft is just a draft is just a draft.  This is why I want to reach out to you and ask you for your help refining this workshop for you and your projects. For this purpose please take a few minutes and read the syllabus of the workshop below and post your comments at the end of the page or contact me directly.

I can ensure that I will listen to every one of you and, of course, keep you in the loop.

LHS Venn DiagrammLeadership, Happiness and Project Success:
Igniting the spirit of success within you, your team and your community

Workshop Summary:

Project success is such an exciting, exhilarating and rewarding experience. Alas, most projects these days still fail.  This workshop presents two crucial ingredients for project success:  empowering leadership and happiness.  It explains and explores why and how leadership can help you grow successful projects by actively accounting for happiness on the individual, group, project and organizational levels.  You will learn how to find a clear focus of what you really want to achieve, create a strategy through principle centered leadership, resolve project issues and align your priorities for project success.

This is a highly interactive workshop.  This means that throughout the workshop you will have the chance to apply all covered principles in individual and group exercises, thus strengthening your new understandings.

Target Audience:

Individuals who are sincerely interested in finding new and transforming ways to project success. These can be individuals, project managers, project team members, line managers, line organizations, companies or social groups.

Group Size:      5 – 20 people (more can be arranged)

Duration:          2-3 days (shorter or longer duration can be arranged)

Location:           There should be sufficient space for the group, i.e., one large room and ideally several smaller rooms for breakouts. Offsite:  The best workshop experience can be achieved in an offsite location that allows the integration of outdoor activities into the program.

Preliminary Workshop Agenda

The workshop agenda can be customized to meet the special needs and interests of participants.  A sample agenda for a full workshop over 2-3 days may look as follows:

I. Find a clear focus of what you really want to achieve

  1. Introduction: The project and you
  2. Project management approaches for project success
  3. The MVP for project success: Motivation, Vision, Project(s)
  4. Develop a first MVP for the issue(s) at hand [breakout exercise]
  5. The happiness advantage
  6. Build a three-dimensional MVP [breakout exercises]
    1. 1st dimension:  What’s your personal MVP?
    2. 2nd dimension:  What is the MVP of your team?
    3. 3rd dimension:  Develop a compelling project MVP
  7. Review

II. Create a strategy through principle centered leadership

  1. Critical factors for project success
  2. The 5 project leadership principles
  3. Set up your project for success [breakout exercise]
  4. Build a prototype [breakout exercise]
  5. Continuous learning and performance
  6. Team and community building
  7. Review

III. Resolve conflicts and align your priorities

  1. Resolve any and all inner issues, fears and obstacles
  2. Align your priorities
  3. Practice holistic leadership
  4. Review: Align and prioritize your project(s) [optional breakout exercise]
  5. The meaning of empowering leadership, happiness and project success
  6. Next steps
  7. Closing

 

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3 pillars for success: Finding a clear focus, effective strategy and aligned priorities


Today I have come across a truly inspirational video showing Tony Robbins speaking about The Art of Focusing.  What does this have to do with projects?  A lot, i.e. if you are interested in project success I highly recommend you take a few minutes to watch Robbins’ speech.

Jaime Neely of Trendhunter summarizes the key points very nicely:

“In this Anthony Robbins speech, the award-winning author and motivational speaker presents his three pillars of success. To find success and absolute happiness in life, Robbins believes that individuals must first find a clear focus of what it is they want to accomplish; second, they must create a strategy with the best tools possible; and third, they must resolve any and all inner conflicts.

  1. The first step requires evaluating where you are right now and having a clear vision of where it is you want to be. Robbins believes that focusing on what you don’t want or where you don’t want to be will waste all of your positive energy.
  2. The second step requires making yourself a map (a strategy or plan) and finding yourself a mentor who can provide you with encouragement and shortcuts.
  3. The last step involves ridding yourself of any conflicting priorities or commitments.
    80 percent of success rates in anything depend on psychology, while the other 20 percent depends on mechanics.

[In a nutshell:]  Finding a clear focus, effective strategy and aligned priorities are the components of Robbins’ recipe for success.”

What about my project success?

Robbin’s 3 pillars for success are easily applicable to the project world, too, namely:

  1. evaluating where you are right now and having a clear vision of where it is you want to be:
    ->
    Develop a solid Motivation, Vision and Project Goals with your team and follow through.  Don’t know how, check out my seminar “Building your MVP for Project Success
  2. making yourself a map (a strategy or plan):
    -> The 5 Leadership Principles for Project Success give a you this map
  3. ridding yourself of any conflicting priorities or commitments:
    -> If you and your team have developed an MVP for your project, this gives you a clear direction.  Stick to it and follow through.

 

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A Project Success Formula

Project success is …

There a endless articles and books about project leadership (including my own, of course :-)) that explain why and how leadership is one of the key ingredients for success.  In my own book I outline five leadership principles for project success – building vision, nurture collaboration, promote performance, cultivate learning, ensure results.  There is one common denominator of these principles:  They all deal with individuals, people, teams.  In other words, project leadership and project success are not merely technical in nature.  They include a human element.  This must not be missing if your interested in success.

True leadership accounts for the core element in project teams: the human factor.  It is about us!

InspirationBut leadership is not so much about managing people, it is about inspiring individuals for a common cause and vision.  Without this inspiration it is difficult to unleash individual and group energy which again is key ingredient for creativity, innovation, productivity and happiness.  Having said this it is not sufficient to motivate individuals in your team.  You have dig deeper, find out what motivates them intrinsically.  Inspire them and empower them to unleash and use their energy for their own benefit and the benefit of the community we call project team.

Project success formula

Hence, we have to expand our project success formula and state: project leadership + inspiration = success.

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