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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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11.3. Mechanics of Leading a Team

There is no magic formula to leading a team. It is one of the unique qualities that some people have naturally and others must learn. One of the best methods you can use to lead a team is to emulate the leaders you admire. By mimicking the actions of successful leaders, you will be on your way to being successful too. Much of your ability to lead will come from experience and maturity. There are, however, certain procedures and protocols of project management that you must know to be successful.

11.3.1. Decision Making

Many new project managers are afraid to make decisions. They do not want to offend team members, make a mistake, or look bad in front of management. The fact is, your job as a project manager ...

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