Margaret Kronfeld has many years of experience in the corporate realm as a corporate leader, project manager, budget monitor, and more. She moved to Auckland, New Zealand from the United Kingdom when she was six years old, and after extensive education at Northcote College, the Auckland University of Technology, and Massey University, Kronfeld moved on to her career in leadership roles for several major New Zealand companies such as BK Enterprises, M&M K Properties, and Tiagra Construction, among others across a 30-year career. Over that time, Kronfeld has discovered three keys to project management success:
- Communicate effectively. This is the first building block to success in any kind of project, no matter how big or small, or in what area you’re working in. Margaret Kronfeld was always a master at presentations and official communications, but as a leader, it was her skill with informal talks with all stakeholders in different projects that set her apart. The goal of communicating on projects is to ensure that everyone knows the definition of done and success.
- Organization on the fly. Depending on what kind of work you’re in, projects can change and morph all the time. Margaret Kronfeld was always good at organizing new information and metrics on the fly to incorporate new factors in her communications with workers.
- Problem solving. Problems always pop up during all projects. The key to success is how well leaders adapt and solve them quickly and effectively.
Margaret Kronfeld is a natural leader looking for her next challenge in the corporate world.