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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Lead the Team

Inspire people to get excited about the project. Use techniques for influence without authority to identify what matters to your team members. Emphasize aspects of the project that are fun and challenging, and build motivation with your enthusiasm and confidence. Projects are complex and difficult. They do not get done because they are easy; they get done because people care.

Understand the values of your team, and work to align your work methods, the project vision and project objective, and all project communications with these shared values. Help people understand why the project is important, through discussions, collaborative planning, and frequent reinforcement of goals and accomplishments.

Develop a leadership style that ...

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