In today’s industry, project conscious enterprises depend on project managers. And
knowing the potentials of to be a great manager is essential to fully understand and
improve your performance.
One of the important factors in the success of project managers is associated with the
Emotional Quotient (EQ). In achieving the objectives of project managers, the use of the
4 quotients are very important. These are: Intelligence Quotient, Emotional Quotient,
Likeability Quotient and Technical Quotient.
The Technical and Intelligence Quotient are the ones who make an expert manager out of
them. Emotional and Likeability Quotient refers to the leadership capability of the
manager. Project manager requires two elements of skills. The first one refers to the “self
management skill” and the other is the skill to “relate to other people”. These 2 elements
are interrelated. It is important for a manager to handle himself properly before he will be
able to manage other people.
A project manager should possess mental toughness in management. Mental balance is
essential in the most difficult and stressful situations. Managers should see the
uncertainties in the project. Inspired leadership should be instilled in every project
manager. They should go through a personal process of transformation on self awareness.
This will enable the manager to think of ways to change and transform project related
issues. To be able to attain common goals in a project or any business, project managers
should encourage and uplift his staff to motivate them to work hard and well.