A day in the life of a project manager

Developing leadership competencies for project managers.
By Catherine Daw
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/06/2001

After I attend the annual project management symposium in Toronto each year, I am always riding on a high. That comes from spending time with other project managers — we get to speak the P.M. lingo comfortably without having to explain it to anyone else.

This year’s symposium was no different in providing that opportunity to rub shoulders with like-minded people. One of the speakers, Major-General Lewis MacKenzie, retired from the Canadian Armed Forces, provided some insight on leadership. MacKenzie is best known for his remarkable peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia. His advice and counsel has been widely sought ever since by leaders of government and industry.

Using stories from his various peacekeeping missions, MacKenzie highlighted why leadership style is so critical.