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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Part 1

Leadership

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It seems to be common sense that the project manager who has to lead a team must have leadership skills. Yet, in many organizations, promotions to team leader or project manager sometimes go to people highly skilled in technical areas and somewhat lacking in leadership abilities.

Leadership skills, sometimes called “soft” or “people” skills, are absolutely essential in bringing projects to successful closure. This is especially the case when project team members cross generations, cultures, nationalities, languages and time zones. Other skills covered by this side of the PMI Talent Triangle include negotiation, communication, ...

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