Go from project manager to effective project leader by learning how to lead, innovate, and empower your team.
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.
Susanne Madsen is a recognized project leadership expert and a leading project management coach. With over 15 years' experience of managing and implementing large change programmes of up to $30 million for major global corporations she now specializes in helping project and programme managers improve their leadership skills. Susanne is a frequent lecturer with leading business schools, including Warwick Business School, Cass Business School and the University of Westminster and has spoken for organizations including Citigroup, Alcatel Lucent, Expedia, PMI and APM among others.