The #PMChat Community is one of the most collaborative forums in social media. Project Managers On Twitter (#PMOT) join us every week, from around the world, to discuss the latest trends in Project Management, Leadership, Careers, and general business topics.
In this post, Martin Chernenkoff, shows the ‘open source’ nature of this community. We never asked that he provide this valuable recap for those that miss (or want to replay the discussion), rather he saw an opportunity to provide value and ran with it. Be sure to check out his blog for past recaps and those going forward. Thank you Martin for your support and effort to do this each week!
Also, don’t forget to “Tell Me Want You Want!!” – I need to hear from you!
The other day, the family and I were driving across town to a spot that I wasn’t 100% sure as to how to get to. I knew that as I got closer, the stores and homes would become familiar and I would find my way, but I needed the GPS to get me started on the right path. So, I punched in the address and hit “go’….calculating….calculating….drive the following path says the GPS. Within 1/4 of a mile, I took the GPS and started hitting the arrows to show me the next few turns coming up. I was curious to know which route it was taking me, so I would be prepared for the turns that were coming. Sure enough, about half way through our trip I said “this GPS doesn’t know. Why is it taking us that way? It doesn’t have the new road they just built up here on Falls. Honey, you can turn that thing off, I know where we are going now.” My wife left it on to see if my way was any quicker than the GPS planned route…of course it was!
I firmly believe that we are coming upon an era where the Project Manager will be seen as a leader, an influencer, and a key player in the success of businesses striving to achieve their vision and purpose.
In this era, the Project Manager becomes the Project Leader.
Recently, I’ve had the good fortune to connect with and learn from many project managers that embody the essence of leadership, even to the point of entrepreneurship.
I believe this is what drives these project managers to the top of their field. Continue reading “5 Ways a Project Leader is Like an Entrepreneur”