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How coaching can improve project delivery

How to become a better PM while coaching your team added to PMWL


Resource provided by Domenico Moccia

 6 December 2017 – Mallorca, Spain – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library related to Leadership. The new resource is titled “3 ways to use coaching to improve project delivery”, authored by Susanne Madsen, author of “The power of project leadership”.

This article is intended to help project managers to develop a great leadership style, through the use of coaching, which can help to solve many issues related to soft skills; among the several ways in which coaching can be used in a project management context, three of them are used as example by the author. The first one is to allow each project manager to work with a dedicated coach, who would typically talk through the projects with the project manager and understand where they most need assistance.

Another one is to teach each project manager how to coach their own teams, empowering and motivating them, which can be really effective with senior team members, who do not really need someone who tells them what to do, while they just need a manager who listens to them and helps them reflect on how to move forward.

Finally, the author proposes to pair up the project managers so that they can coach each other across projects; in this way, PMs not only can build a strong network, but they can also learn the insights of another experienced project manager and of course they get to practice their own coaching skills.

To access this new resource, go to the Applications and Hot Topics section of the library at, click on “Leadership in Project Management”, scroll down to articles. Must be a registered trial, professional or scholar member and logged-in to access.