Leading the Team (2021 Update)

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A project manager is only as good as the project team they lead. Team development isn't simply a matter of telling others what to do and when to do it, but rather requires the team building, interpersonal skills, and communication models of agile leadership.

In this course, you'll learn about best practices for leading a team, including the importance of diversity and inclusion, and team motivational theories like Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, among others. You'll also explore the stages of team development, theories like servant leadership, and the barriers to communication, along with the communication methods and channels you can use to overcome them. 

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Leading the Team (2021 Update)

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • identify best practices in team building and engagement
  • recognize the stages of personal and team development
  • identify theories for personal and team motivation
  • identify tools for identifying and collaborating with stakeholders
  • recognize characteristics of servant leadership
  • recognize the communication needs of stakeholders
  • identify tools and techniques for effective communication
  • recognize the impact of team size on the number of communication channels
  • recognize the benefits of managing by objective and providing specific feedback
  • Knowledge Check: Reviewing Your Team Leadership Skills
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