Project Management Institute

Are You Too Soft? (Neal Whitten, PMP)


Most project managers—most leaders—are not consistently willing to make the tough and unpopular project-related decisions, even though their instincts warn them that they are not taking the most effective action. Witness 15 examples of project manager actions (or inactions) that are indicative of too-soft behavior.

The examples discussed include: Behaving as if there is little or no authority to support your responsibility; lax in holding project members accountable for their commitments and actions; delaying asking for help when needed; evading taking a position on an issue rather than risk alienating project members; avoiding or excessively delaying making key decisions; and many more.

Will you recognize familiar behavior? Learn how to overcome being too soft and thereby becoming a more effective leader.I 

Hosted by Velociteach®'s InSite system, narrated by Neal Whitten, PMP.

What You Will Learn

  • What is “Too Soft?”
  • Why Project Managers Fail
  • Examples of Too-Soft Behavior
  • Why We Are Too Soft
  • Results versus Effort
  • Not Being “Too Soft”
  • Will Too-Soft Behavior Win Friends and Respect?
  • Exercises to Exam Your Too Soft History
  • Power Snippets
  • Case Study
  • Course Final Assessment

Who Should Take This Course

PMPs and PgMPs interested in earning Leadership PDUs, functional managers, senior managers, team leaders, sales management, customer account representatives, business analysts, project sponsors, portfolio managers, program managers, instructors

PDU Information

Technical PDUs: 0
Leadership PDUs: 2.5
Strategic & Business PDUs: 0

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