The person who has a vision of what to do and where to go, and has the ability to articulate is often defined as an effective project leader. They empower other people to experience the vision from their own point of view. As Bennis says, Project leaders offer opportunities to their fellow teammates to create their own vision and to explore what their vision will mean and how it will affect their jobs and lives. And a project manager helps to envision the team members future as the part of the common vision for the organization. Here is a set of top 10 motivational books and the leadership qualities it can teach you.
Top 10 Motivational Books
- Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop.
- The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins.
- Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.
- The Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger.
- Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel.
- Crime and Punishment’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
- The Long Walk’ by Stephen King.
- The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho.
- When Breath Becomes Air’ by Paul Kalanithi.
- Trick Mirror’ by Jia Tolentino.
There are certain leadership qualities learnt in the session.
Communication: Undeniably, this is one of the primary skills a leader must have. Considering the fact that the project manager spends most of his time in communicating to the rest of the team and it is pretty natural for the project managers to be able to communicate effectively regardless of the number of people . This is applicable to working in both within and outside the organization.
Openness: Openness and Directness holds a great deal of value in project leadership. The one who is linked between the team and to the larger organization is the project leader. To ensure the success of the project and the team, the project leader must know how to persuade the organization when the time is necessary and to negotiate effectively. By using effective communication and creating clear guidelines for achieving results project leaders can make way for individual and team achievements. Which helps the career growth of the team members.
A leader must remember that whatever the action they do and whatever they say will set the modus operandi for the team which the team will follow. So by any means, a good project leader must know what to talk and when to talk. A commitment and demonstration of ethical practices set an example of good leadership. A responsible project leader should create standards for ethical behavior for themselves and show the team members by following the standards every step of the way. Which will encourage the team members to do so and the ones who are following these standards should be recognized and rewarded by the project leader. Leadership which benefits only to themselves or their self-interest will not serve the well being of the team members. To earn the trust of the team members a leader must follow the standards which will not only give the leader a value but for the whole team.