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How to Lead, 5th Edition by Jo Owen

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Chapter 23

Manage projects

Change management and project management are the bread and butter of all leaders. Change and project management are often talked of as if they are the same thing. They are not. Project management is the technical, task-focused sub-set of change management. Projects focus on who does what, where, when and how. The art of leadership can be thought of as a series of linked projects which help people go where they would not have got to by themselves.

If you are very senior, the art of project management is simple: you hire someone (or some consultants) to manage the project for you. But for most leaders, project management is a vital art to master if you are to make things happen. And if you do hire help to manage ...

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