As a programme manager you are at the helm of a series of projects you must be a confident leader to fulfil your role and keep the stakeholders happy. Here are 8 tips for being a great leader:
If you don’t take control then somebody else will. As the programme manager you must assert yourself and show that you are in control of each move. Creating clear and precise agendas – starting point, finish point and route – gives you the power. Elements of the process might change but it is still your agenda so you are still in control.
Build Your Network
Networking is crucial in all aspects of life but as programme manager you want to create an elements of trust within the organisation. If the people working under you trust you – based on previous interactions – then you will have a more successful team. Nobody wants to be lead by somebody they don’t know, so get your name out there and network.
Act the Part
Act like a professional and people will treat you like a professional. Don’t act like you’re above anybody else, that just creates friction. Treat your team as partners and they will produce results closer to your vision. Read the rest of "Leadership Tips – 8 Laws of Power"