5 Project Management Skills Every Business Leader Needs

Written by Peter Taylor Wednesday 07 June 2017
Every business leader will have to undertake projects, but what are the skills needed to be a successful project leader?
Project Management

Every business leader will be overseeing change within their organisation, so it is vital to make sure projects are delivered effectively.

While implementing change is risky if not managed correctly, if a business continues to stand still, this can lead to stagnation, and it can start to sink.

This is why it's crucial that every business leader should understand the nature of projects.

Business leaders don’t have to have been practising project managers, trained to the ‘nth’ degree in project leadership competencies. At the very least, they need to be aware that the project world, the world that brings about a positive changed outcome, is different from the ‘business as usual’ world.

With this in mind, here are 5 project management skills that every business leader should have:

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