Topic 2: Why is it important?

Knowing how to manage and lead a team is an important skill because it is the lever for the organisation and cooperation of all for the realisation of the project? 

This implies both human qualities of listening, decision-making, team cohesion and know-how in the strategy of carrying out the project within a given timeframe.

These skills are important in all project contexts: personal, professional, extra-professional… 

Examples of personal projects for which you can be a leader: 

  • Organise a game with your family for your cousin’s surprise birthday. 
  • Organise a trip to the cinema with your little brothers and sisters (choose a film and go to see it by bus).
  • Etc.

Examples of projects related to a professional activity for which you can be a leader: 

  • Organise the unloading of a truck with your colleagues.
  • Organise the cleaning of a site with your colleagues.
  • Etc.

Examples of projects linked to extra-professional activities (in associations, etc.) for which you can be a leader:

  • Organise a tea party with volunteers for elderly people in a retirement home.
  • Organise a beach litter pick with volunteers.
  • Etc.

All of these examples are common situations that will require skills and attitudes related to leading and managing a team: listening, advising, uniting and motivating, planning and organising.