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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Practice Activities

  1. Identify two aspects of project management, people management, or team leadership where you feel your skills are not quite up to the level you’d like. Determine ways you could close these skill gaps and enhance your own effectiveness as a project manager.

  2. Identify an experienced project manager who might be able to serve as a mentor for you. What sort of guidance would you find helpful from a mentor?

  3. Reflect on the managers you’ve had whom you respected. What characteristics or capabilities did they exhibit that you found particularly effective? Try to build some of these same characteristics into your own management performance.

  4. Think about managers you’ve had in the past whom you didn’t think were effective. What behaviors or ...

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