5 project management skills every business leader needs – Chartered Management Institute

Every business leader need to be able to communicate. They need to be able to get the correct information to the right person at the right time and not hide it in with a project report.
They need to know the risks, and be able to anticipate what might go wrong and possible solutions should that come up.
Not make as many assumptions and realize that they don’t know everything.
Realizing that changes can and will happen, and to keep an open mind about them.
And the last skill is having a skilled project leader and influential sponsor to help deliver effective changes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Business leaders don’t have to have been practising project managers, trained to the ‘nth’ degree in project leadership competencies
  • At the very least, they need to be aware that the project world, the world that brings about a positive changed outcome, is different from the ‘business as usual’ world.
  • The combination of an engaged, influential project sponsor and a skilled project leader is key to delivering effective change

“At the start of any project you cannot know everything, but you should at least understand what you do and don’t know.”

Read more: http://www.managers.org.uk/insights/news/2017/june/5-project-management-skills-every-business-leader-needs

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