The Key to Strategic Project Leadership

Adriana Girdler

How to Effectively Inspire and Motivate Your Team Throughout the Project! Running a successful project is not just about getting things done… There’s actually strategy …

How to Effectively Inspire and Motivate Your Team Throughout the Project!

Running a successful project is not just about getting things done… There’s actually strategy behind the leadership.

You need to know how to effectively inspire and motivate your team so that the project runs smoothly.

What is Strategic Project Leadership?

The concept of Strategic Project Leadership comes out of a need to not just get things done, but really tie in what you’re doing from a project standpoint to the overall strategy of the organization.

Strategy has to be at the forefront when it comes to managing projects.

As a project manager, it is critical to know how to teach everyone why they’re doing what they’re doing and tying the project to the overall vision and strategy.

Have a standard project management approach

You cannot be strategic if you’re constantly firefighting.

I see lots of projects that don’t really have a standard approach… Everyone is doing their own thing, thinking they’re adding value, but they’re actually being counterproductive.

A strategic project manager is a proactive project manager who has a standard approach that they ensure everyone understands and implements.

Everyone needs to be on the same page with looking at risks and dealing with issues that pop up. If you have a solid framework from start to finish, this makes your strategic leadership abilities excellent.

More tips on Strategic Project Leadership

There are some more things you need to know about developing your strategic project leadership skills. Head over to YouTube with me for my latest video and we’ll finish this conversation there!

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.

Adriana Girdler, PMP | Creator of Slay Project Management

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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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