In addition to overseeing projects, managers are expected to provide creative input and foster an environment that can respond, rather than react, to changing parameters and fluctuating objectives. Facilitating the development of the skills required to do so, The Strategic Project Leader: Mastering Service-Based Project Leadership offers a practical framework that will enable readers to embrace and master the role of strategy leader. It highlights the attitudes and behaviors that define successful leaders and supplies actionable advice on how to develop essential leadership skills and how to take charge of career development.
THE NEW PROJECT LEADER
Leadership in Project Management: A Defining Moment
Emergence of the Service-based Project Leader
Trends in Project Management!
Project Management Certifications: The Leadership Angle
Professionalism and the Project Manager
Trends Favoring the Service-based Project Leader
Discovering the New Project Leader in You
Finding Meaning in Creating, Rather Than Problem Solving
Making the Commitment
THE MYPROJECTADVISOR® LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK
Competence: The Foundation of Leadership
The Customer’s Perception of Your Project: Stakeholder Management
The Strengths of a Service-based Project Leader: The MyProjectAdvisor® Leadership Competency Pyramid
Building Your Base (Knowledge, Skills, Experience)
Building Subject Matter Expertise
Consultative Leadership: Becoming a Service-based Project Leader
SELF-DIRECTED PROJECT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
The Conscious Leader
Commitment to Leadership: Taking Control
Acquiring and Assessing Project Leadership Skills
Practicing to be a Service-Based Project Leader
Serving Your Community: As Teacher and Student
Communities of Practice
Developing Your Action Plan
Introduction to Assessments for Project Leaders
What?! My Boss Wants Me to Take a 360-degree: What You Need to Know
Appendix A—Leadership Theories for Project Management
Appendix B—Self-Directed Project Leadership Workbook
... a truly uplifting book with a self-directed plan to build leadership competencies and recommended tools for establishing compatibility and trust that allows project leaders to truly change the world by connecting their values with their work.
Dr. Tony Alessandra, author of The Platinum Rule and Charisma
Jack has taken the vast body of research in project management and leadership and boiled it down to its essential elements. He provides clear direction on HOW to implement leadership practices.
–Carl Pritchard, President, Pritchard Management Associates and author of Risk Management: Concepts & Guidance
…demonstrates that project managers are strategic leaders for their respective organizations as project management is a strategic advantage for the organization. I highly recommend this interesting and easy-to-read book.
Ginger Levin, DPA, PMP, Project Management Consultant and co-author of The Advanced Project Management Office
Jack writes in an engaging way and his concern for the trade is infectious. Being a practitioner myself, I can only say: run and read!
–Merete Munch Lange, Project Manager
walks us through what it takes to be more than just a project leader, but to be a service-based project leader ... the crème de la crème ... the enablers of the organization. It is a must-read for project managers who want to transform the way they lead.
–Sandy Weiner, Master Certified Coach, Managing Partner, 1-Focus International
By emphasizing the leading of people and providing a roadmap for personal development, Ferraro has created an interesting and practical book.
–SciTech Book News, May 2008