E59 The Importance of People Skills for Successful Project Managers
What people skills are the most important for successful Project Managers? What are the important leadership traits we look for and respect with our leaders? In this episode, we discuss these topics and much more with Randy Englund as he shares his story.
Randy is a Project Management Consultant, Trainer and Author of several success books. He has co-authored best-selling business management books:
- Creating an Environment for Successful Projects
- Creating the Project Office
- Project Sponsorship
- The Complete Project Manager
- The Complete Project Manager’s Toolkit
We had a great discussion about leadership, sales and people skills for project managers. Randy provides great insight from his vast experience over his long career. He also shares the importance of storytelling and the impact it has with our career development.
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Randall L Englund offers keynote talks, consulting, professional facilitation, executive education, books, articles, and advanced training services to people in management, managing projects, and working on project teams.
His approach includes the behavioral, technical, business, leadership, influence, negotiation, political, conflict and change management aspects that create an environment for project success. The goal is to get greater, optimized results from projects underway or contemplated in the organization. An organic approach to implementing project, program, and portfolio management taps the inherent power of people to work in harmony, have fun, and be more productive.
Randy’s practitioner experiences include field service engineering, military maintenance, manufacturing, factory sales development and marketing, high tech new product development, program management, project offices, university education, tailored consulting, and seminar facilitation.
He also survived designing and building a custom home. All proved to him the need to tap multiple disciplines to be successful.
His education includes MBA in Management and BSEE.
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