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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 9. Leveraging Emotional Intelligence on Large and Complex Projects

Are You Ready to Lead Large and Complex Projects?

Many project managers see career progression as taking on larger and more complex projects. PMs who want to succeed with these projects must have high emotional intelligence. It is possible to get by on small or even mediumsized projects with low emotional intelligence, but there is very little room for error on a large and complex project. There are too many stakeholders and too many opportunities for breakdowns.

I personally prefer large projects to smaller ones. Larger projects have a higher risk than small projects, but they also have a much greater reward. Often the increase in risk is less than the increase in reward. ...

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