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Project Management by Lewis R. Ireland, David L. Cleland

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CHAPTER 18PROJECT LEADERSHIP

“To be a leader of men one must turn one’s back on men.”

HAVELOCK ELLIS, 1859–1939

18.1 INTRODUCTION

Leadership has been studied and written about extensively in the twentieth century. There have been thousands of articles and papers authored about the subject. Several hundred books have also appeared that examine the function of leadership in many different forms of organizations—governmental, industrial, and political to mention a few. One of the more recent examinations of the leadership function in modern organizations is a comparison of leaders and managers. One notable researcher, Warren Bennis, described a leader as someone “who does the right thing,” and the manager as someone “who does things right.” This ...

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