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

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CHAPTER 4

Theory Analysis

Based on the findings from the last two stages, we have analyzed the basic principle of project leadership, and, in the end, built up the main indicator system regarding the soft skills of project leadership.

4.1 Basic Principles of Building the System

According to the authors, and shown in Figure 4-1, the success of a project is influenced by the performance of the project team as well as the project environment. The performance of a project team is the result of project leadership. In other words, the performance of a project team, to some degree, reflects the performance of a project leader. In the meantime, project leadership is affected by the characteristics and traits, as well as the leadership skills, of a ...

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