Traits of an Ideal Project Leader
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Traits of an Ideal Project Leader

A good project leader must be a team builder. He must hold his team members intact to serve a common purpose.
  • A good project leader must be a team builder. He must hold his team members intact to serve a common purpose.
  • A project leader must be competent not only in terms of technical abilities but he must likewise be capable of leading and managing his team.
  • A project leader must be enthusiastic and must show positive and optimistic attitude. He must put life in his team and must display confidence in managing his people. An enthusiastic leader will always find solutions in every difficulties and challenges and he is not quick to quit. He motivates his team by working with a can do it attitude.
  • An effective project leader should act based on integrity. He should demonstrate true commitment and must be ethical in his leadership function. A leader with integrity behaves consistently with values and honest in his dealings. Thus, in the process, he earns the trust and respect of his team members.
  • An ideal project leader should demonstrate trust in his team by delegating them specific functions. Work delegation is an indication that the leader trusts his people to accomplish certain functions.
  • An ideal project leader should have a clear vision of what he wants to accomplish and he should possess the ability to relate that vision to his people. It is his obligation to inform and let his people feel that they all play an important part towards the fulfillment of that vision. He let them see and understand that vision as if it is their own personal goal so he can lead and motivate them all to work  into one direction
  • The effectiveness of a project leader also depends on how well he communicates with his team members. Success of leadership in all aspects always demands for clear and open communication about expectations, feedbacks, performances, goals and responsibilities. Honest, clear and open communication from the leader down to the members is very vital because it will enable the leader to effectively explain, persuade and negotiate with his team on things that need to be done in order to ensure success of the project. Also, a project leader is the direct contact or link to a much higher person or larger organization. Through communication, a project leader can clearly explain to his team the rules and guidelines on how to successfully accomplish their goal.

A leader must possess an excellent problem solving skills

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