Moving from Project Management to Project Leadership: A Practical Guide to Leading Groups, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Moving from Project Management to Project Leadership

A Practical Guide to Leading Groups, 1st Edition

By R. Camper Bull

CRC Press

300 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439826676
pub: 2010-04-29
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Description

Imagine if we were using the same medical techniques today that were used during the Industrial Revolution, including the practice of bloodletting using leeches. Medicine has come a long way since then. So why do organizations and corporations cling to management techniques that are just as obsolete as the bleed-and-leech model? In a global workplace that is more diverse and filled with entirely new challenges, now is the time for organizations to evolve to a more effective style of leadership and project management.

A roadmap for leading projects and groups, Moving from Project Management to Project Leadership: A Practical Guide to Leading Groups covers the theory, strategy, and tactics that create high-performing teams and organizations. The first half of the book delineates the theories and practical knowledge required to be an extraordinarily effective leader. It defines what it is, exactly, that you need to do to be the best leader you can be. The second half of the book provides the tools and processes required to put that knowledge into place.

The author explores the theory that it’s all about the communication. By paying close attention to organizational clarity and the way messages are transmitted within your organization, you will find new ways of empowering people while increasing efficiency — something the old management style can rarely boast. If project leadership is the main thesis of this book, the power of effective top-down communication is the tune you’ll be humming after putting this book down.

Reviews

There have been many books written about project management but this is the first I have seen that focuses on project leadership … Once you read this book, you’ll know what it takes to be a better leader at work, at home, and in other aspects of your life. So buckle up and enjoy the ride. I think you’ll walk away with a new perspective on project leadership.

— From the foreword by John Hinshaw, CIO, The Boeing Company

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Case for Project Leadership

The Fundamentals

The Project Manager as Entrepreneur

Understanding Teamwork

Teams versus Groups

Leadership versus Management

The Extraordinary Project Leader

Concrete Leadership

Dealing with Change

Leadership Sideways

Leading the Next Generation

Leadership Development

From Good to Great

Getting Things Done as a Project Leader

Project Leader Organization

Project Team Organization

Taking on Tasks

Conclusions

Appendix

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

About the Series

Systems Innovation Book Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS101000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General