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The Human Side of Project Management: Leadership Skills by Jianguo Chen, Qian Shi

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CHAPTER 2

Related Research

We spent two months accomplishing the first stage of our research—literature review. Shown in Figure 2-1, the literature review about leadership skills includes four parts: the concept of leadership; the leadership characteristics, traits, and behaviors; the leadership-related organizational performance; and the literature directly related to the human skills of leadership.

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2.1 The Concept of Project Leadership

The concept of leadership can be traced back to the primitive age. The development of human civilization has always involved leadership, which is perhaps why there are so many definitions of it. Jago (1982) ...

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