A good project manager needs to develop both hard skills and soft skills.
While hard skills are all about knowledge and execution according to project management standards (e.g. knowing how to create a project charter, how to do agile etc.) and are easier to learn, soft skills need years practising and mastering.
Some people are born with a natural ability to be great project managers, others need to cultivate their soft skills more.
Regardless, to be a great project manager, today we will cover the top soft skills that you need.
This is a continuation of my series on project management fundamentals - if you missed the previous topics, here's what we've covered before: the differences between projects and operations, projects, programmes and portfolios, the DARCI model for stakeholder engagement, how to run an effective project kick-off meeting, how to create a project charter and how to create a work breakdown structure.
Now to the top soft skills of a project manager.