CHAPTER 5

Is Your Professional Behavior Respected?

Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others I as what he does from day to day to lead himself.”

—Thomas J. Watson, American industrialist,entrepreneur, former chairman of IBM

As a project manager—a leader—do you both preach and practice professionally mature behavior? Are you role-model caliber? You should be! In my experience, most leaders have a credibility gap with coworkers in this area. By coworkers, I mean the full range of the organizational hierarchy, from people who work under you, to your peers, to higher-ups.

Here’s a starter list of professional behaviors to embrace that can help you be a more effective—and respected—leader:

  • Develop great working relationships ...

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