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A significant part of project leadership is providing meaningful opportunities to team members to develop and demonstrate their full potential. But it can be a challenge to balance the need to focus on the work at hand with their desire to pursue new roles and responsibilities. A presentation to stakeholders is a good place to start.


Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.

Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

On one of my teams I have a very smart person who is still young and inexperienced. He’s very good at what he does but also keen to move beyond the perceived restrictions of his current role and expand his skills and exposure within the organization. Recently he was given an opportunity to lead an element of the team’s work that gave him the opportunity to get involved in presentations to senior management, to deal with business stakeholders and become involved with a wider range of new issues.

For project leaders, this situation poses an interesting challenge. You want to coach team members to develop the skills that they need to succeed in the position, and provide as …



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