Project Management Institute

Alter the ego

Keeping big egos in check is a tall order, but when done carefully and methodically, even me-first personalities can be team players. This article discusses how to make team members with big personalities your allies. It identifies ways to communicate project processes and how to find an executive-level resource that can be trusted and relied upon for input and advice. The article explains how to handle attention-seeking egos without disrupting the project. It also explores the importance of face-to-face feedback and public commendation for high-performing individuals.
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