Leader or Manager? The Art of Balancing Both to Achieve Success in a Global Economy







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Seminar Description



Is it leadership or management that is most needed for managing projects successfully in global economy? How can you balance both and enhance the leadership skills of yourself and of your team members?
Leadership is an ability to get things done through others while winning their respect, confidence, loyalty, cooperation, and commitment. It involves focusing the efforts of a group of people toward a common goal and inspiring them to work as a real team. Management requires an appropriate balance of technical, human and conceptual skills along with principles and best practices of project management to meet defined objectives. All project managers are not necessarily leaders, but the most effective project managers over the long-term are able to lead virtual teams with confidence and prove to be good leaders as well.
In a project environment, leading is not necessarily the same as managing. Both project leadership and management are important for successful project management. Good project managers understand the importance of balancing both and managing stakeholders through effective leadership and are able to adjust their leadership styles according to situation and culture. You'll evaluate and refine your leadership skills and discover methods to lead for higher results and achieve extra ordinary performance from your people to compete in a global economy. 

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Analyze the impact of culture on leadership, communications and teamwork in a global economy.
  • Identify four main management functions and three management skills
  • Understand the difference between the role of a leader versus manager and how leadership is related to the project life cycle.
  • Discuss communication, influencing, and leadership challenges associated with virtual teams
  • Understand the challenges to motivate and communication with a multi-generational workforce.
  • Describe the important dimensions of team leadership and strategies to enhance collaboration.
  • Analyze various leadership styles and situational leadership for managing global projects.
  • Evaluate leadership of your team members
  • Develop practical strategies to strengthen your leadership skills based on Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).


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PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.

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  • Technical
  • Leadership
  • Strategic
  • Total
  • PMP®/PgMP®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-ACP®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-SP®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-RMP®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PfMP®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-PBA®
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • Talent Triangle Blue
  • Talent Triangle Green
  • Talent Triangle Purple
  • Complete Talent Triangle

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