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The Power of Project Leadership

Book Description

In today's 'more for less' culture, the expectations of project management and delivery are no longer limited to budgets, schedules and quality. For projects to make an impact and have lasting value, the project manager must be able to strategize, innovate, motivate, empower and collaborate - in other words, project managers must learn how to lead.The Power of Project Leadership helps you transform into an effective project leader by shifting your managerial mindset into one of inspiration, motivation and influence. The book describes what good project leadership looks like and explains how to make the transition using concrete tools and strategies. With underlying theories to help the reader understand how teams and individuals are motivated, it ensures that project managers lead with vision, continuously improve and innovate, work with intent, empower the team, get closer to stakeholders, remain authentic and establish a solid foundation for their projects.The book has a practical and engaging approach and draws on over 25 interviews with leading experts who have made the transition from project managers to project leaders. These experts come from a variety of sectors and companies; including Expedia, British Gas, Standard Bank, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Liquid Planner, and the UK Government.

Table of Contents

  1. The world needs your genius and it needs your leadership
  2. What you will get from this book
  3. The four chapters
  4. Website and bonus material
  5. What motivated me to write this book?
  6. <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="milo-bold"><small>ONE</small></span>&#160;&#160;The world is changing and so must you  The world is changing and so must you
  7. Management versus leadership
  8. The more-for-less culture is upon us
  9. We don’t need more followers; we need leaders!
  10. The three most fundamental mistakes project managers make
  11. The Project Leadership Matrix™ and your modus operandi
  12. Moving towards project leadership
  13. How to embed the new behaviour
  14. <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="milo-bold"><small>TWO</small></span>&#160;&#160;Your hidden drivers  Your hidden drivers
  15. Your biggest challenges
  16. Is your mindset serving you?
  17. The empowering mindset
  18. Understanding your big why
  19. The six human needs
  20. How to embed the new behaviour
  21. <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="milo-bold"><small>THREE</small></span>&#160;&#160;The 7 keys to project leadership  The 7 keys to project leadership
  22. Authentic leaders live by their core values
  23. Listen to your intuition and gut instinct
  24. Understand the values that are authentic to you
  25. Building self-esteem
  26. How to embed the new behaviour
  27. The importance of having a clear vision
  28. Partner with your client
  29. The importance of business acumen
  30. The strategic measures of success
  31. The human aspect of change
  32. How to embed the new behaviour
  33. The status quo is not an option
  34. What is holding us back?
  35. Overcoming roadblocks
  36. Diversity of thought powers innovation
  37. The power of questions
  38. How to embed the new behaviour
  39. Great leaders create space for others to grow and excel
  40. The importance of energy and engagement to team performance
  41. The yin and yang of project leadership™
  42. The Tuckman model
  43. The six human needs
  44. We need more than money to be truly fulfilled
  45. Overcoming obstacles
  46. How to embed the new behaviour
  47. The importance of strong interpersonal relationships
  48. The importance of trust
  49. Communicate with clarity
  50. Stakeholder analysis
  51. Walking into the lion’s cage
  52. Overcoming roadblocks
  53. Transactional analysis theory
  54. Understanding personality types
  55. How to embed the new behaviour
  56. People deliver projects, but processes support them in doing so
  57. Project management mistakes
  58. Project definition
  59. Why/who/what questions
  60. How/when/what questions
  61. Risk management
  62. Estimating effort and measuring value
  63. Governance and communication
  64. Project reviews
  65. How to embed the new behaviour
  66. The Time Management Triangle™
  67. Breaking the vicious circle
  68. The art of delegation
  69. How to embed the new behaviour
  70. <span xmlns="" xmlns:epub="" class="milo-bold"><small>FOUR</small></span>&#160;&#160;Making the transition happen  Making the transition happen
  71. Acknowledge your achievements
  72. Be honest about your ambitions
  73. Determine your actions
  74. Act your way into thinking
  75. Expand your comfort zone
  76. Manage your mind
  77. Coach yourself to success
  78. Summary
  79. How to embed the new behaviour