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Project Management Leadership (PLQ)

The Project Management Leadership Questionnaire

lead·er·ship | the ability to build, motivate and maintain high performing teams, groups, departments and organisations

Leadership in project management is ranked as the top competency for a project management professional today*. The challenge our industry faces now is just how project leadership can be defined, assessed and measured in a meaningful way. Arras People is running a pilot with Goldsmiths College, London and Global Project Leaders Ltd. to find out.

This is an opportunity for project management practitioners to quantify their most important asset and compare with hundreds of others.

The Project Leadership Questionnaire (PLQ) is based on twelve years academic and industry based research. The test covers seven aspects of project leadership and is the only test available that focuses on the most important competency in project management. The seven aspects assessed are:

  • pragmatic
  • creative
  • positively intolerant
  • group oriented
  • stable
  • communicator
  • motivated

Further detail about the seven aspects is available through a series of articles

The PLQ is available exclusively for Arras People project management candidates during this pilot phase and each participant receives a comprehensive profile report which provides personalised and comparative data and some thoughts on how to develop each facet..

We hope as a project management practitioner you are interested in being part of the pilot and helping us to see if project leadership can be assessed and measured and help drive our profession forward. Not to mention find out more about your own strengths and weaknesses!

*-In the Arras People 2012 Project Management Benchmark Report project professionals ranked leadership as the top competency out of a choice of ten.


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The Seven Facets of Project Leadership

Project Leadership

More about the Seven Facets





Positive intolerance






Group orientation