Naomi Caietti shares the first step for Jared Coffin in his personal growth and development plan. Listen as we learn the foundational behaviors project managers and program managers should focus on to improve their skills.

During the Podcast

During this episode Naomi referenced a research study, that she was able to participate in, that was performed by Pradco and Baldwin University in 2012. She uses this study as a foundation to help Jared understand what behaviors and attributes he should develop as he becomes a project manager.

Three Foundational Behavioral Indices

The study identified the following three foundational behavioral indices:

  • Competency
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence

Project Manager Behaviors

A project manager should focus on the following six behaviors:

  • Be Proactive
  • Be Flexible
  • Be Focused on Influencing People
  • Follow-Up
  • Promote Teamwork
  • Be Motivating

Project Manager & Program Manager Behaviors

Both project managers and program managers should focus on the following five behaviors:

  • Be Communicative
  • Have Integrity
  • Be Focused on Building Trust with your Team & Stakeholders
  • Be Goal Driven
  • Be Results Oriented

Program Manager Behaviors

Program managers should focus on the following five behaviors:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Leading Change
  • Judgement
  • Driving Results

Resources Mentioned this Session

Naomi’s Blogpost: How to Transform from a Project Manager to Project Leader – Part One of Three
Webinar: Key Leadership Behaviors to Advance in Project Management
Personal strengths assessment: An Overview of the Strength Deployment Inventory
Personal assessment book:StrengthsFinder 2.0

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