Personal Reflection: Management Style As A Project Manager

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Personal Reflection: Management style as n Project Manager

Introduction:

Time for self-reflection.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Human self-reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence.

Being honest to myself, I needed to admit that I do not know which management style I now practice or prefer. So back to the drawing board I went, dissecting my character - management style.

For me to be able to pin point my prefer style of management , I first need to point out the flaws (weaknesses) and strength of my current management style , unique attributes I bring to the table and then have a look at Hersey and Blanchard theory
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I am a quick learner and able to prioritize. I'm a loyal and dedicated employee who wants to do my absolute best for the company I work for. I found that showing interest in my team members personal lives build trust.

My unique attributes is my determination and ability to exert (apply) influence in a way that encourages my team members to follow to a desired outcome. I take on every challenge head-on and do what I need to carry out my goals, I am naturally competitive, pushing the boundaries.

Hersey and Blanchard Theory of Management Style

Situational Leadership Theory (SLT) – A contingency theory that focuses on followers readiness, the more ready the followers (the more willing and able) the less the need for leader support and supervision.

According to SLT, there is no best way to influence people. I always believed that my team should adapt to my style of management and not myself adapting to the team members degree of readiness. During the process of self-reflection it became clear to me that as a project manager I must be able and willing to adapt my management style to different project and team member’s requirements. What is the meaning of change you may want to ask? The Wikipedia describes it as the process or result of becoming
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.Thinking back at the past year in my life, It is clear that I have not grown or achieved much. I have not moved out of my comfort zone for a while now. You might ask am I merely existing!!!

So what is my attack plan for Personal Development?

Short Term Plan

Once properly qualified and with more experience, I want to take on more responsibility and be seconded to another part of the company. I will finish the PMP Program moving on to PMI, bringing about change in the project management style of my company. Reality is that I still have a lot to learn about people and projects, I will attend local workshops for people skilled development and register for online short courses to become more provision in English.

Long Term Plan

I will be one of the leading project manager for Murray Roberts. Buying into MRPE Group’s vision, by 2025, to be a leading multinational group that applies its project life - cycle capabilities to optimize client’s fixed capital

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