C. Interpersonal Project Manager Skills from PMBOK Guide 5th Edition1

1 PMBOK 5th Edition

Project managers accomplish work through the project team and other stakeholders. Effective project managers acquire a balance of technical, interpersonal, and conceptual skills that help them analyze situations and interact appropriately. This appendix describes important interpersonal skills, such as these:

• Leadership

• Team building

• Motivation

• Communication

• Influencing

• Decision making

• Political and cultural awareness

• Negotiation

• Trust building

• Conflict management

• Coaching

Although there are additional interpersonal skills that project managers possess, the appropriate use of these skills assists the project manager in effectively managing ...

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