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Project Management for Information Professionals by Margot Note

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Chapter 3

Leading and Managing Teams

Abstract

This chapter tackles one of the most important skills project managers must have: demonstrating leadership and managing teams. The core competencies of a good project manager are rooted in the ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence under pressure. This is complicated by the fact that most project managers must deliver results without formal authority. They do so by learning how to manage project sponsors and stakeholders while developing a highly functional team. Evaluating performance, tracking progress, and managing expectations are also discussed throughout the chapter.

Keywords

Leadership; Performance evaluation; Stakeholders; Teambuilding

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great ...

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