Do You Have What It Takes to be a Project Manager?

By Tom Kendrick

Although every project is different, each requires a planned, organized approach. Do you have what it takes to be a project manager? The project management Q&A below, excerpted from 101 Project Management Problems and How to Solve Them, by Tom Kendrick, will help you decide.

What personality type fits best into project management?

There are a large number of models used to describe personalities. One of the most prevalent is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). One of its factors describes a spectrum between introversion and extroversion. Projects are about people and teams, so good project leaders tend to be at least somewhat extroverted. Introverted project managers may find their projects wandering out of control because they are insufficiently engaged with the people responsible for the work.

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