Chapter 16. Leading a Project

In this chapter

  • Understand why project leadership is important

  • Understand the difference between managing and leading a project

  • Understand why “old school” management approaches don't usually work on projects

  • Review the common behaviors of effective project leaders

  • Understand where leadership is needed on a project

  • Learn the 12 secrets to better project leadership

  • Understand why a “servant leadership” approach gives you the best chance of doing the right work, the right way, for the right people

Why do we include a chapter on “leading” a project when most introductory project management books won't go near it? Quite simply, a person “manages” processes, but “leads” people…and people accomplish projects.

While the skill set ...

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