I'm in a room with six other PMs in a worksession environment. We take a brief chat/break, and one of the PMs shares a perception:
How to respond?I don't think my new project team thinks I look like a project manager. Alan, You look like a Project Manager.
First, I choose to take this as a compliment. Although there is a risk that people perceive me as being scary, or an A**-kicker (which I am not).
The broader question is "What does a PM look like?" I would like to think that a PM looks like a person - no more, no less. Perhaps we could generalize and say a PM looks like a well-organized person? But my first thought is to reject any preconceived image of the ideal project manager (unless it is my picture - look to the right :))
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.