Is a Project Management Career Right for Me?

Adriana Girdler

Everything you need to know to decide if a project management career is the right fit for you! If you’re wondering whether a project management …

Everything you need to know to decide if a project management career is the right fit for you!

If you’re wondering whether a project management career is right for you, you just need to know what to expect when it comes to the skills you need as a project manager so that you can decide if it’s the right fit for you.

Here are a few important skills you need to focus on developing if you’re thinking about becoming a project manager.

  1. Embracing Change

Can you embrace change and encourage others to do so as well?

Project management is all about change. There are processes that you as a project manager have to be the first to embrace.

It’s going to be hard for some people to embrace change, so you have to lead by example.

  1. Decision-Making Skills

If you have good decision-making and problem-solving skills, then project management is going to be a great career fit for you. A lot of times, that’s what you’re doing as a project manager: making tons of decisions and solving problems.

You also need to have accountability for all the decisions you make. You need to know how to analyze risk and priorities to help with your decision-making and problem-solving skills.

More skills that you need to be a great project manager

Obviously, there are more than just two skills you need to master to be a great project manager. But I really want to go into detail with you on some of the important skills, so I created a YouTube video that dives even deeper into this topic!

If you’re considering project management as a career path and want to find out some more essential project manager skills to determine whether it’s a good fit for you, meet me over on YouTube and we’ll finish talking about this there!

I really hope that you found this helpful – and if you did, it would mean so much to me if you would share it on your social media.

Meanwhile, if you really are committed to mastering your next project, do consider taking my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project, plus you get access to every template you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to fill them out.


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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