CHAPTER 12Leading and Directing Project Teams

THIS CHAPTER FOCUSES ON the management and leadership skills needed for a project manager to effectively lead a project team.

Leading Others

When people are given authority, accept responsibility, and are held accountable for the results they achieve and the resources they expend, they are in positions of command. People in positions of command will be more successful if they can both manage and lead. Management is the application of intellect to the functions of planning, directing, organizing, staffing, controlling, and coordinating. Leadership is the art of influencing others to accomplish the objectives desired by the leader.

Leadership skills are essential for project managers because project ...

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