Understanding and Managing Political Behaviors of Your Stakeholders

Understanding and Managing Political Behaviors of Your Stakeholders

Vijay Verma

This project bite focuses on political behaviors of stakeholders with an objective to minimize their negative impacts. Project managers must understand the political behaviors of their stakeholders and then analyze and manage those behaviors effectively in order to achieve synergy among stakeholders.

In this project bite, you will identify political behaviors and their impacts at the interpersonal level, team level, and organizational level. You will understand the characteristics of few stakeholders who tend to engage in negative politics that lead to poor performance at all levels. You will be able to analyze the impacts of political behaviors of your stakeholders and understand whether they lead to negative politics or positive politics and then develop appropriate strategies to manage those political behaviors effectively to achieve collaboration and commitment from all stakeholders and meet organizational strategies and goals successfully.

Vijay Verma - vkverma49@gmail.com

Vijay K. Verma, PMI Fellow, PMP, MBA, P.Eng, is an internationally known speaker, trainer and author with more than 40 years of experience in the area of Project Management. He has written the three-volume series originally published by PMI, which includes Organizing Projects for Success, Human Resource Skills for the Project Manager, and Managing the Project Team. After three successful books published by PMI, Mr. Verma wrote his 4th book “The Art of Positive Politics: A Key to Delivering Successful Projects” published in June 2018 by Multi-Media Publications Inc. He is working on his 5th book on “Leading with Purpose: Positive Power and Inspirational Influence” to be published in 2021. Mr. Verma received 2009 PMI Fellow Award, 1999 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award, and the 1999 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award for significant contributions to the project management profession. Mr. Verma has presented several workshops on project management in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, South Africa, China, and India with participants from a wide range of industries. His presentations have been attended by over 4000 professionals working in the area of Project Management and have helped enhance their skills and confidence in leadership, communication, influencing, managing politics, negotiating, managing conflicts, motivating stakeholders, , and creating high-performance teams in a cross-cultural, multi-generational, and virtual environments. Mr. Verma is currently an Emeritus and has worked for forty years in the area of Project Management at TRIUMF (TRI University Meson Facility), a federally funded Canada’s Particle Accelerator Center and Canadian National Research Laboratory at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Here he has provided project management services for projects varying in size, complexity, and diversity.

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