This is a very compelling list by on why Darth Vader is a great project manager. And no, you do not need to be star wars fan for this, having watched the movies does help though. ;))
From a certain perspective his mass murder, brutal oppression, and frequent deception to serve his own ends makes him seem like a pretty bad guy. But if you look past all that to his action, you will find a very capable and effective project manager.In the name of finding silver linings in dark clouds, I’d like to present the top 10 reasons why Darth Vader was an amazing project manager.
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"In early 2009, statisticians inside the Googleplex here embarked on a plan code-named Project Oxygen . Their mission was to devise something far more important to the future of Google Inc. than its next search algorithm or app: they wanted to build better bosses ."
In order of importance the 8 top behaviours of managers are:
. Be a good coach
. Empower your team and don’t micromanage
. Express interest in team members’ success and personal well-being
. Don’t be a sissy: Be productive and results-oriented
. Be a good communicator and listen to your team
. Help your employees with career development
. Have a clear vision and strategy for the team
. Have key technical skills so you can help advise the team
In addition they identified 3 key manager pitfalls :
. Have trouble making a transition to the team
. Lack a consistent approach to performance management and career development
. Spend too little time managing and communicating
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