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One of the top qualities that a good project manager should have is being an effective leader.
This poses us project managers with a challenge.
How can we be better leaders? Is leadership something one can learn? Is there a ceiling to how good a leader we can be? Can we be good project managers without focusing on how well we lead?
To talk about this topic, I have the dynamic Susanne Madsen. She shares her story and her best strategies to being a better leader.
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Susanne Madsen is a project leadership coach, trainer and consultant and the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook – Six Steps to Unleashing Your Potential.
She has over 17 years experience in managing and rolling out large change programs of up to $30 million for organisations such as Standard Bank, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase. Susanne is a PRINCE2 and MSP Practitioner and a qualified Corporate and Executive coach from The Coaching Academy. She is also a Member of the Association for Project Management (APM).
Susanne specialises in helping project and change managers improve their leadership skills so that they can gain control of their projects and fast-track their career. She does this through a combination of training, coaching, mentoring and consulting.
On this episode I also announce a new leadership series that I will publish as part of the PM for the Masses Podcast.
This will be a series of 5 daily shows that will make up what I’m calling the PM for the Masses Leadership Week.
For this series, I will feature 5 interviews with 5 different guests who are experts in helping us improve our leadership skills. They’ll bring ideas, tips, insights, and an array of resources so we can all become better leaders. Stay tuned!