The Persuasive Project Manager: Communicating for Understanding
Could you manage your projects better? Do you have problems with misunderstandings, misinterpretations, and missed opportunities? You may have heard that “90% of a project manager’s work is communication.” And my book will help you communicate for understanding instead of just giving information. You will learn how to manage and coordinate meaning – and understanding – in your projects. In my book, I will explain: •What Aristotle taught us about effective communication and why his 2,000-year old advice is still vital to persuasive communication. •How the “Coordinated Management of Meaning” can help you develop and lead high-performing project teams. •Why the project manager is the communication hub and how you can better manage the flow of project communication. •Why project managers need to master both emotional intelligence and cultural intelligence to be more effective in negotiations and leading teams. •How to recognize and overcome cognitive biases to better communicate your message. •How to effectively communicate online with a distributed workforce by virtually “present.” You will receive workplace-tested, practical tips and tools to help you improve your project management communication style. Learn about the latest communication research and methods to create a culture of understanding and increase your chances for project success.