Parallel positions

Entrepreneurial role models such as Richard Branson, Carlos Slim and Sunil Mittal draw admiration the world over for their ability to think big and achieve game-changing greatness. Many project managers have helped such entrepreneurs deliver the next big idea, and the same project managers dream of the day when they can become independent, successful entrepreneurs changing the world with their own ideas. This article discusses how project managers job duties and skills resemble those of entrepreneurs. Specifically, it details how project practitioners can develop the skills and characteristics to be successful as an entrepreneur and project manager: leadership, self-motivation, resiliency, and comfort with uncertainty.
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