While not everyone can be the boss, more and more employees are asked to take on leadership roles.
One of the toughest challenges of setting up PMO for an organization that has no history of project management is to get PMs who have survived in an organization where initiative was not rewarded to understand they need to develop and utilize their leadership skills. We talk about communication skills and organizational skills for PMs but initiative, creativity and a willingness to look for and be an advocate for improvements in the process is a critical skill all PMs need. When PMs develop their leadership skills the organization, stakeholders and team gain tremendous benefit.
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