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Leadership & Motivation

Location:  PMKI > People Skills & Advanced PM Techniques > Leadership & Motivation. 

This subject looks at the personal attributes needed by a person to lead a group of people towards achieving a common goal, and some of the many facets of effective leadership, including motivation.

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Topics included in Leadership & Motivation:

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Other related subjects within the PMKI:

- Personal Ethics
- Competencies & Interpersonal Skills
- PM Qualifications
- Develop and manage the project team.


Temporary Subject List - this page is being rebuilt:

  • Leadership:  
    • Art: Becoming great. From managing stakeholders to building a top-class team, looks at how you can become a great project manager.  
    • WP: Leadership. Aspects of leadership in the 21st century.    
    • WP: Leadership Styles. Various approached to being a leader.    
    • WP: Ethics and Leadership. A strong ethical framework is vital for personal success and underpins your ability to lead. Ideally this framework will be supported by the organisation’s governance structures.
    • Art: Level 5 Leadership. The pinnacle of leadership as defined by Jim Collins in From Good to Great.
    • Blg: The Art of Mentoring. The nine factors crucial to achieving a positive mentoring outcome.  
    • Blg: The art of giving feedback. The ability to give  actionable feedback on performance to team members so they know what you expect from them.  
    • Blg: Using negative feedback. How we can make use of negative feedback directed to us to improve.    
    • Art: What you measure is what you get! The KPIs you choose are communicating information to stakeholders on what you think is ‘most important, and what you choose to measure will change behaviours. .  
    • Blg: Designing effective KPIs. The practical challenges of creating effective KPIs.  
    • Art: Lessons for PMO managers from the CBA scandal.  If your measurement systems focus on the wrong things, you will get exactly what you asked for!    
  • Motivation:  
    • WP: Motivation. A key skill required by all managers is the ability to motivate team members and the wider stakeholder community. Great leaders are great motivators.  
    • ArtThe Evolution of Motivation. A brief outline of the different motivation theories from Maslow to ERG.  
    • Art: Incentive Payment Schemes. A brief outline of incentive payments from piece-rates to profit sharing.  
    • Blg: Happiness and Motivation. Leadership and motivation are interconnected and in combination can create a happy, healthy and productive workplace.    
    • Blg: The power of Happiness. The role of happiness and fun in developing a motivated team, but which comes first?   
    • Art: Is a happy team a motivated team?   What is happiness, and the importance of happiness to team performance - unhappiness demotivates, but the role of happiness is far from clear.  
    • Art: Rewarding your team. The 'SCARF' model for understanding team reactions to motivational actions.  

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