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Seven Top Qualities of an Exceptional Project Manager

Seven Top Qualities of an Exceptional Project Manager

by Nereda Haque, PMP - 1/14/15

1. Leadership skills, especially servant, situational and adaptive
2. Interpersonal skills: You can’t get things done if you’re not a people person
3. Emotional intelligence: You can feel when stuff is happening below the surface and you get to the bottom of it
4. Proactive: Forget about project management if you’re can’t discipline yourself. You must lead by example. This quality makes you stand out from the crowd.
5. Knowledgeable: It takes know-how to manage and drive projects – industry best practices and certification are required.
6. Experience: Progressively shouldering larger responsibility
7. Drive: A “must succeed” attitude

These are the qualities that Employers want. These are the characteristics or "keepable" qualities.

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