CHAPTER 6

Leadership and Team Building: Gaining Cooperation from Team Members

YOU ARE A project manager, and you face a mission impossible. You must assemble a crack team of individuals, each possessing talents and skills, specialists assigned to a specific task, yet working together as a finely tuned instrument. Each member must possess personal insight drawn from her own functional area, yet develop the ability to gel with others to produce a synergy seen only on…television?

If only life was like television. We would assemble our team, things would go according to plan, and the group would roll off in the van just as the closing credits started to roll. Yet, for too many project managers, forming a team is a mission that they would rather ...

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