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Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: The People Skills You Need to Achieve Outstanding Results by Anthony C. Mersino

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Chapter 8. Creating a Positive Team Environment

In the previous chapters, we explored the various aspects of emotional intelligence and project management. We started by looking at emotional intelligence for the project manager, then we broadened our view to include interactions with members of the team and other stakeholders.

This chapter looks at how project managers can leverage emotional intelligence to create an environment that is positive and productive for the project team. There is a direct correlation between the team environment and the productivity and satisfaction levels of the team members. Whether intentional or not, the PM sets the overall tone and mood of the project. Through their actions and communications, PMs can create either ...

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