Lead One Person at a Time


 By Ron Taylor

Virginia, USA

In leading your project teams, you may want to treat everyone fairly, but fair does not always mean equal. Each team member is an individual, and you are bound to fail if you treat them all the same way. One size does not fit all. One size fits one. That is why you need to lead one person at a time.

In my experience, the best preparation for leading one person at a time is to get to know the people on your team – their strengths, their weaknesses, their preferred methods of communication and how they make decisions. The better you know the people working with you, the more easily you can make the best use of their talents.

I can almost hear you saying you do not have time to get to know other people. If you do not have enough time to get to know the people who will determine, in large measure, your success and the success of the project, you are not using your time wisely.


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About the Author

ron-taylorflag-usaRon Taylor MBA, PMP

Virginia, USA

Ron Taylor is an internationally-known leader, lecturer, author, and consultant, and the principal and founder of the Ron Taylor Group.  Ron served as President and CEO of a 10,000-person organization (PMIWDC) and was named Leader of the Year by the 500,000-person Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Ron is an Adjunct Professor in the MBA Programs at both Virginia Tech and George Mason University.  He is represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau, and his latest book, Leadership: Stories, Lessons and Uncommon Sense is available on Amazon.  Ron can be reached at [email protected]