Attributes of the successful project manager
Certain traits and abilities distinguish the more successful project managers. This article discusses a number of these traits, such as the ability to create and nurture a vision, the willingness to risk failure, the ability to expect and accept criticism, the ability to empower others and be a role model, and the ability to be decisive, persistent, and happy. Superior project managers think before acting, can make and meet commitments, and are able to leave their egos behind. Maintaining a winning attitude and believing in one's self are contagious qualities that leaders can impart to the whole project team.