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Managing Projects in the Real World: The Tips and Tricks No One Tells You About When You Start by Melanie McBride

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Project management presents unique leadership challenges. You’re the team leader—but no one reports to you, you probably have minimal control of the project budget, and you have multiple bosses. Sure, you can find good ideas from traditional leadership tomes, but there are some unique challenges that PMs face. I’m talking about the challenges in motivating and influencing a team because—face it—you’ve got to get the work done through other people without direct authority. Here are a few of the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way about what it means to be an effective leader as a PM.

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