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Susanne Madsen
Leadership Skills for Project Professionals

Runtime¬†ūüēϬ†47 mins

Leadership Skills for Project Professionals

Susanne is an internationally recognised project leadership coach, trainer and consultant. She is the author The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership (now in its second edition), for which she recently won an award. Working with organisations across the globe, Susanne delivers leadership development programmes and executive coaching to help project and change managers step up and become better leaders.

Prior to setting up her own business, Susanne worked in the corporate sector leading high-profile programmes of up to $30 million for organisations such as Standard Bank, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase. She is a fully qualified corporate and executive coach, an NLP Practitioner and DISC accredited. Susanne is the director of Susanne Madsen International. She is also the co-founder of The Project Leadership Institute, which is dedicated to building authentic project leaders by engaging the heart, the soul and the mind.


Synopsis - How to transform from project manager to project leader

For projects to succeed and have lasting impact, project managers must be able to strategise, innovate, motivate, empower and collaborate - in other words, project managers must learn how to lead. 

In this talk, Susanne Madsen will discuss the differences between management and leadership and show you how to shift a task-oriented mindset into one of inspiration, motivation and collaboration. 

The talk applies to all levels of experience. It will help you to:

  • Understand the differences between the art and science of project management¬†
  • Avoid the three most common mistakes that project managers make¬†
  • Deepen your communication with stakeholders and team members
  • Learn about the science of high performing teams
  • Understand the dangers of the hero project manager¬†
  • Create more effective and high-trust relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Plan in a truly collaborative manner
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