Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager’s Guide to Becoming a Leader

Susan G. Schwartz

December 27, 2017 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 200 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138064058 - CAT# K33375
Series: Best Practices and Advances in Program Management


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  • Develop your own talents and strengths to become a complete project leader
  • Facilitating consultative conversations to resolve difficult discussions
  • Draw out and blend unique the qualities from each team member to achieve what some may view as unattainable
  • Identify your own leadership potential while better preparing yourself to anticipate problems and opportunities.
  • Keep high-performing, collaborative teams on track


Creating a Greater Whole unlocks the not-so-secret secrets of what aspiring managers need to become strong leaders. This information-rich, easy to understand guide offers readers an immediate clear path to honing their leadership skills using the rigor and discipline of project management principles. Topics include stakeholder management, collaborative communication, multi-criteria decision making, and conflict management. Reflective exercises in each chapter raise key questions for readers to craft their own development path. The process invites emerging leaders to draw from their past experiences, recognize their intrinsic capabilities, and identify specific skills to cultivate.