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Characteristics of Effective and Ineffective Project Managers
By Craig Brown

Effective Project Managers:

  • Lead by example
  • Are visionaries
  • Are technically competent
  • Are decisive
  • Are good communicators
  • Are good motivators
  • Stand up to top management when necessary
  • Support team members
  • Encourage new ideas

Ineffective Project Managers:

  • Set bad examples
  • Are not self-assured
  • Lack technical expertise
  • Are poor motivators

Reference: Zimerer, Thomas W. and Mahmoud M. Yasin, “A Leadership Profile of American Project Managers”, Project Management Journal (March 1998), 31 – 38

Craig Brown has worked as a project manager and business analyst mainly in the Australian ITC and the banking industries. He has also worked in the law, education and welfare industries, including starting a law firm. Craig now has a Master’s degree in project management from RMIT university, and is currently working with a Melbourne based IT consulting firm called OptimiseIT. Craig’s personal blog can be found at http://www.betterprojects.net/.

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