Project leaders need to be people-oriented. They need to understand their project teams to determine what leadership styles will work best. Delegating responsibility for project activities to team members requires a facility for building teamwork and motivation. Getting people from other organizations to cooperate depends on exerting influence without authority. Project leaders also provide coaching and mentoring for team members, and they must take advantage of opportunities for team development.
Project leaders need to keep a systems view and focus on the overall objectives. They also need to develop their ability to multi-task, working effectively through frequent interruptions.