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Succeeding with Senior Management by G. Michael Campbell

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Preparing the Leadership

IN CHAPTER 1, we looked at the reason managing leadership is so difficult. We also noted the disconnect regarding leadership involvement between executives and the project managers who report to them. So the project manager must address the question, “Why is executive leadership so important to the success of a project?” The simple answer is that people respond to the agenda that their “boss” feels is important. And how do they determine what is important to the boss? They read the signals—they notice what the boss talks about and pays attention to over time. If you consider your own situation, you probably recognize ...

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