Leadership and team dynamics

Leadership and team dynamics

Key Interpersonal Skills for Project Managers:

  1. Communication:
    • Checking in with teammates to understand their progress.
    • Providing clear feedback on the quality of work.
  2. Negotiation:
    • Working with teammates to compromise on deadlines and other project needs.
  3. Conflict Mediation:
    • Resolving tensions and conflicts within the team to ensure project success.
  4. Understanding Motivations:
    • Learning what drives teammates to perform their best.
    • Understanding how they prefer to receive feedback and recognition.

Influencing Without Authority:

  • Refers to guiding teammates to complete their work without being their direct manager.
  • Using interpersonal skills to lead and motivate the team.


  • A coworker who is consistently late can be influenced by changing how you communicate with them and motivating them to be on time through different strategies.

Key Takeaway:

  • Interpersonal skills are crucial for project managers to build relationships and influence their team without direct authority.