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Unformatted text preview: It is a function of character (personal motives) and competence (skills necessary to realize motives. Distinguishing traits of character is consistency and openness. Qualities of an effective project manager Contradictions of project management include: 1. Innovate and maintain stability. 2. See the big picture while getting your hands dirty. 3. Encourage individuals but stress the team. 4. Hands off/hands on. 5. Flexible but firm. 6. Team versus organizational loyalties. Core traits and skills that can be developed to successfully perform the job. 1. Systems thinking > Project managers must be able to take a holistic rather than a reductionist approach to projects. 2. Personal integrity> Project managers must be able to lead and manage themselves before anyone else. 3. Proactive > Good project managers take action before it is needed to prevent small concerns from escalating into major problems. 4. High emotional intelligence (EQ)-> Project managers have to have command of their emotions and be able to respond constructively to others when things get a bit out of control. 5. General business perspective-> Because the primary role of a project manager is to integrate the contributions of different business and technical disciplines, it is important that a manager have a general grasp of business fundamentals and how the different functional disciplines interact to contribute to a successful business. 6. Effective time management-> Project managers must have the ability to budget their time wisely and quickly adjust their priorities 7. Skillful politician > Project managers have to be able to deal effectively with a wide range of people and win their support and endorsement of the project. 8. Optimist-> Project managers must display a can-do attitude....
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