Manage to Lead: Flexing Your Leadership Style

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What Does It Take to Succeed As A Project Manager?

That's the question that Project Management Institute, the world's largest project management member association, asked more than 700 project managers around the world in 2011. In this highly accessible guide, you'll not only learn about their answers, you'll also receive the practical tools, techniques and knowledge you need to develop the skills they ...

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Overview

What Does It Take to Succeed As A Project Manager?

That's the question that Project Management Institute, the world's largest project management member association, asked more than 700 project managers around the world in 2011. In this highly accessible guide, you'll not only learn about their answers, you'll also receive the practical tools, techniques and knowledge you need to develop the skills they identified as most important to project success.

Leaders aren't born. They're made.

Leadership is not a set of elusive traits. It is a practical competency, a concrete set of knowledge, skills and behaviors that you can use to improve you and your team's effectiveness'.

Authored by Cynthia Stackpole Snyder, PMP, EVP, MBA; an award-winning project manager and educator, this handbook includes actionable content drawn from her own decades of experience managing projects for organizations such as JPL and Hewlett Packard, as well as the latest in cutting-edge research from Harvard, Stanford, and Yale.

Filled with insight and practical advice, this impactful guide is required reading for anyone who relies upon projects to succeed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935589594
  • Publisher: Project Management Institute
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Sales rank: 1,524,899
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What is Leadership? 1

a Topic 1 Leadership is not One-Size-Fits-All 1

b Topic 2 Leadership Behaviors (from PMI research) 2

c Topic 3 Leadership Skills 3

d Topic 4 Leadership Traits and Characteristics 4

2 Know Thyself 7

a Topic 1 The Importance of Self-Awareness 7

b Topic 2 Identifying Your Personal Values 8

c Topic 3 Defining What Motivates You 9

d Topic 4 Identifying Your Strengths and Weaknesses 10

e Topic 5 The Importance of Self-Reflection 12

f Topic 6 Being Authentic 12

3 Emotional Intelligence 15

a Topic 1 What is Emotional Intelligence 15

b Topic 2 A Little More on Self-Awareness 17

c Topic 3 Self-Management 18

d Topic 4 Social Awareness 20

e Topic 5 Social Skills 22

f Topic 6 Utilizing Emotional Intelligence 23

g Topic 7 Increasing Emotional Intelligence 24

4 Leadership Styles 27

a Topic 1 Thinking Style 28

b Topic 2 Personality 30

c Topic 3 The Interaction Between Thinking Style and Personality 35

5 Building Your Project Team 39

a Topic 1 What Does a High-Performing Team Look Like? 39

b Topic 2 Top 10 for Teams 41

c Topic 3 Enrollment, Engagement, and Shared Meaning 42

d Topic 4 Stages of Team Building 44

6 Motivating Team Members 49

a Topic 1 The Importance of Motivation 49

b Topic 2 Intrinsic Motivational Theories 50

c Topic 3 The Role of Influencing 54

7 Communicating is the Key 57

a Topic 1 Communication is About the Audience 57

b Topic 2 The Power of Listening 59

c Topic 3 Communication Dos and Don'ts 61

d Topic 4 Challenging Conversations 64

8 Managing Your Team 71

a Topic 1 Critical Thinking 71

b Topic 2 Problem Solving 76

c Topic 3 Decision Making 78

d Topic 4 Holding Effective Meetings 81

e Topic 5 Team Evaluation 83

f Topic 6 Dealing with Toxic People 84

9 Virtual Teams are Different 87

a Topic 1 Why Virtual is Different 87

b Topic 2 Virtual Behaviors 88

c Topic 3 Virtual Skills 89

10 Managing Conflict Effectively 93

a Topic 1 The Nature of Conflict 93

b Topic 2 The Evolution and Sources of Conflict 94

c Topic 3 Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Resolution Model 97

d Topic 4 Steps to Manage Conflict 99

11 Advanced Topics 101

a Topic 1 Power 101

b Topic 2 Building Trust 102

c Topic 3 Gender Differences 103

d Topic 4 How People Think 105

f Topic 5 The Effect of Technology 108

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