Facilitate – an important role as project manager

As a project manager you are often a facilitator. That is, your responsibility is to help a group of employees accomplish what the group wants.

It is important that you know your role as facilitator and know how to perform good facilitation in practice. 

Here you can find the services we have on airbornleadership.com concerning facilitation and read more about what facilitation means and how it is implemented.

  • Facilitation

    Facilitation

    book

    Create results through involvement.
    Change needs leadership in order to achieve the desired effect. If you as project leader is responsible for driving the change processes and ensure that the changes actually take place, facilitation is one of the answers.

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  • Half Double

    Half Double

    book

    The book describes the Half Double method which creates projects with double effect in half the time. Studies show that 86% of the projects using the method reach the success criteria. The methodology has been co-created by 1 consultancy, 3 universities, 17 companies and more than 1,400 dedicated project practitioners. The book is written for all the other passionate project practitioners out there.

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  • TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

    TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

    book

    Take advantage of all the disturbances as a useful opportunity for leadership. Touchpoints are written by strategic management advisor Mette Nørgaard and the former CEO of the American Campbell Soup Company, Douglas Conant

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  • Workshop storyboard

    Workshop storyboard

    tool

    Download the tool and design your meetings and workshops so that you achieve the desired impact. The workshop storyboard helps you facilitate meetings and workshops with passion and commitment. As a project manager, it is typically steering committee meetings, sprint meetings, idea generation meetings, focus group interviews, planning workshops, team building activities, workshops with stakeholders and project group meetings you guide and facilitate. Your task as a facilitator is to create motivation, commitment and learning with the meeting participants.

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  • Stakeholder analysis

    Stakeholder analysis

    tool

    Download the stakeholder analysis as a useful tool for your project management. The stakeholder analysis provides input to your communication plan, change management and knowledge of potential conflicts of interest. As a project manager you need to facilitate workshops and focus groups, in order to gain knowledge from the key stakeholders. You must create stakeholder acceptance concerning the project results. This requires that you know the stakeholders, their desires and concerns.

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  • Check the motivation

    Check the motivation

    tool

    Download the tool and carry out a check of the motivation in the project team. The many motivational factors affect the individual project participant differently and thus the individual’s commitment and passion for the project. As a project manager, it requires empathy and active listening, to understand how you turn up the motivation of the individual. This tool is based on motivational theories from Daniel Pink, Maslows, Hertzbergs and Czikszentmihalyi and gives you an overview.

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  • Make decisions in a good way

    Make decisions in a good way

    theory

    Four strategies for making optimal and legitimate decisions without wasting time

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  • Describe your personal leadership model

    Describe your personal leadership model

    theory

    If you have to turn the daily disturbances into useful leadership moments, you need to know how to lead

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"We hire people who want to make the best things in the world."

- Steve Jobs

Who is airborn leadership?

As a project manager I have always lacked a platform where I could click in and get inspiration, relevant knowledge and concrete tools, regardless of time and place. A wireless toolbox where knowledge came to me through the air. A help that could give me a much needed boost in my current challenge.

You have never been more important as a project manager. Projects are the engine in developing a better business, new products, improvements in society and the global transformation to sustainable energy and production. Your leadership is therefore crucial. As a leader and project manager, you are the tool that creates the results.

I hope airborn leadership can be your gateway to knowledge within project management, no matter what journey you are on.

John Ryding Olsson Founder & author
John Ryding Olsson Founder & author John Ryding Olsson

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