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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Building a Dream Team

15 qualities every project manager should cultivate in team members.

Neal Whitten, PMP

If you were building a team and could handpick its members, what are the key attributes you would look for? You say that your team has already been assembled and you have to deal with the cards you've been dealt? That's likely the case for most project managers. But that doesn't absolve you of your duty to lay out a vision to members that makes clear what you expect so that the team can perform its best.

Here are 15 qualities and habits that every leader wants to see in a team member. Of course, members can't be expected to already know or practice everything on the list. Often, these qualities and habits emerge as the team is forming ...

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