• Tara Humphrey

8. The Intentional Project Manager | Perseveres and is Resilient

Updated: Nov 7, 2018

Project management can be a tough gig and is not for the faint-hearted. The intentional project manager should have amassed a lessons learnt arsenal.

In times of change, challenge and difficulty you will really develop and hone your skills if you persevere and practice resilience.

  You will have to:

  • Learn quickly from the lessons when you get things wrong and move forward.

  • Admit when you get things wrong and apologise.

  • Nurture your friendships in the industry. We all need a shoulder to cry on or vent to at some point.

  • Make time for self-care. Whilst your client will admire your dedication to your work, working non-stop isn’t doing anyone any favours and will only leave you feeling drained and stressed. Look for the positives. Some are harder to find than others but trust me; there is always something to be positive and grateful for.

  • Not take everything personally. Looking objectively can help provide the necessary distance required to understand the situation, and in a lot of cases the issue will be nothing to do with your actions on the project.