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Are Project Managers Born or Made?

It is worth considering whether project managers are born or made.
If they are born, there is an assumption that core elements of the desirable traits mentioned in the 4C's of an Ideal Project Manager are inherent in the nature of the individual.
This may be the case for a lucky few but, in my experience, the best chance for success in developing project managers is to mould them by virtue of a combination of training, mentorship and experience.
That is where the competency element comes in to play. If the manager is given the tools to succeed and is exposed to lessons learned from previous projects then that, combined with the inherent personality should give you the greatest opportunity for becoming a successful and competent project manager.

  David Dicanot
Analyst, France

Are Project Managers Born or Made?

Hello, I would add a dimension that, I think, can (...)

  David Guild
Consultant, Australia

Some Project Managers are Born...

I think a few of them are born, because their natu (...)

  Mellacheruvu Adi Saasthry
Director, India

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My two cents: PMs can certainly be made, one needs (...)

  David Guild
Consultant, Australia

Project Managers Born or Made

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Project Managers can be Made but they need some Inherent Factors to really Bloom in that Role

My two cents:-)) In general, one can acquire skil (...)

  David Guild
Consultant, Australia

Project Managers are Born and Made

@Sweety: totally agree with point, unfortunately n (...)


Project managers are Born AND Made

Some project managers are born, these people also (...)

  buyinza geoffrey

A Project Manager is Born

I agree with those members saying that project man (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India

Project Manager, Born or Made

@buyinza geoffrey: No project managers are born. C (...)

  Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines

Project Managers - Born or Made?

Project Managers are made more than born. They go (...)

  Paul D Giammalvo
Professor and Consultant, Indonesia

Behavioral Profiling of Project Managers

@Leodegardo M. Pruna: some published research I ha (...)

  Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines

Behavioral Profiling of Project Managers

@Paul D Giammalvo: I do agree that people with no (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India

Project Management Versus Operations

@Leodegardo M. Pruna: Yes, you are right. People w (...)

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