Dr David Pendleton - "Being a complete leader is impossible" [video]

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Posted by APM on 23rd Apr 2015

 

Dr David Pendleton, founder of Edgecumbe Group, told delegates at the APM Project Management Conference 2015 sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight that complete leaders do not exist but complete leadership does. 

He encouraged the audience to look at the individual differences in a team because it is “hard to be world class in all areas”. 

In order to have a successful team, David said you have to work with people “who are unlike me…Even though that is difficult, there is no point in having more duplicates of me and therefore I can talk about diversity in a different way, which is all about complimentary differences.”

David was joined by Caroline Blackman, director for Laing O’Rouke within the People Myth stream at the conference and looked at how important collaboration is as it brings “together organisations, projects and individuals to operate in a way which adds value right across the work streams we operate in.”

Caroline believes that “collaboration is both a science  –  where there is process and structure–  as well as an art, which requires leadership and consistency to make sure it happens all the way through the project.” 

A selection of the full presentations recorded from the award-winning conference is available to view until the 1st July on the APM website courtesy of PM Channel.

Catch up on the speaker presentations and watch more interviews

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