Lead by fear…

imageHave you ever had to work on a project where the Project Manager was the kind that decided the only way they could get stuff done was to raise their voice and have people scurry away to try and meet the ever impossible demands? It became the kind of intimidation that, overtime, led to less productivity and less results. The project team meetings became shorter, team interaction was done in whispers and collaboration became a thing of the past. The team begins to tiptoe around the Project Manager not knowing what kind of mood they are in each day.

To often Project Managers regress to believing that being THE project manager means they can use their authoritative power to yield results. What they have forgotten is that leading by example sometimes means being the first to admit mistakes, accepting them and working together with people to achieve results. Collaboration and team work truly are the cornerstone of a successful project and come thru building productive and supportive relationships with and amongst the team.

When you feel the need to raise your voice then do so when you want to shout the praises of a team producing great results working together 🙂


About chriscashell

I have been working in IT for most industries during my career and delivering change through solutions combining process re-engineering and software systems. This has involved taking a disparate group of people to form project teams and setting out on a mission to change the business and drive it forward to meet compelling goals. Building and being part of a successful team is a great experience and seeing organizations and individuals embrace change is a rewarding experience. I want to share my insights into those experiences and thoughts and find out what others believe can make change fun and enjoyable.
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