16. Leading a Project

In This Chapter

Understand why project leadership is important

Understand the difference between managing and leading a project

Understand why “old-school” management approaches don’t usually work on projects

Review the common behaviors of effective project leaders

Understand where leadership is needed on a project

Discover the 12 secrets to better project leadership

Understand why a servant leadership approach gives you the best chance of doing the right work, the right way, for the right people

Why do we include a chapter on leading a project when most introductory project management books won’t go near it? Quite simply, a person “manages” processes but “leads” people...and people accomplish projects.

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