"Dear Angela, what are 5 essential PM skills?"
This sounds like a fun one!
Not a surprise, right? You need to be able to listen and convert what you hear into actionable steps. You also must be able to talk and write effectively. You have to be able to get your points across to everyone.
3. Empathy - Seeing things from someone else's point of view. This one might actually be a surprise to you but it's true!
Clients need you to think things through from their point of view. To consider what needs and take action.
4. Change Management
Part if any project is change. Sometimes the project itself is to implement change. The better you are managing change the better PM you'll be.
5. Critical Thinking
i.e. Problem solving. Much of a PM's work is about finding a solution. If you can't find one, reach out to team members and find one!
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