Appendix X3

(Interpersonal Skills)

232. Answer: D.

PMBOK® Guide, Appendix X3, Section X3.1; and page 284, Section


Leadership involves focusing the efforts of a group of people toward a common goal and enabling them to work as a team. In general terms, leadership is the ability to get things done through others. Respect and trust, rather than fear and submission, are the key elements of effective leadership. Although important throughout all project phases, effective leadership is critical during the beginning phases of a project when the emphasis is on communicating the vision and motivating and inspiring project participants to achieve high performance.

Leadership. Successful projects require strong leadership skills. Leadership ...

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