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PM = P___ Manager

Have you ever considered any other defintion of the acronym PM other than Project Management? How about People Manager? Would you agree? I do 100%. Today I’m going to share with you some advice I once received from a great man. I asked once the following question to a man, who is very senior to me and has a lot of experience in leading people:

As Project Manager I’m leading different teams of different people on different projects. Those people also work on many projects, mine is just one of them. What is more, I’m not their functional manager. I can’t give them more salary, I can’t fire them and I have no other real influence on their work. Now, if you could give me 1 piece of advice. How can I motivate those people to work on my projects first or at least have them working on them with higher priority?”

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