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Project Leadership : From Theory to Practice

ISBN-10: 1880410109
ISBN-13: 9781880410103
Edition: 1st
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List price: $39.95
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Project Management Institute
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

PEG THOMS is Professor of Management and Director of the MBA Program at Penn State Behrend. She is the author of Finding the Best and the Brightest (Praeger, 2005), and Driven by Time (Praeger, 2003), and coauthor of Project Leadership from Theory to Practice (1998).

Todd Palmer is the founder and President of Diversified Industrial Staffing. Since 1997, Todd's companies have helped over 4,300 people secure employment, improving their lives and the lives of their families. In 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013 Todd's company, Diversified Industrial Staffing, was named by INC Magazine to the INC 5,000, as one fastest growing companies in America. In 2011 Diversified Industrial Staffing was named a Michigan 50 Company to Watch. In 2008 his company was named by CORP! Magazine as one of Michigan's Economic Bright Spots. In 2011 CORP! Magazine named Diversified Industrial Staffing as a Best of Michigan Company and named Todd individually as an Entrepreneur of Distinction.In 2013, Todd was the National Chairman for Industrial Staffing firms, on behalf of the American Staffing Association (ASA). In 2015, he launched Skilled Labor Training Centers to train the next generation of CNC machinists. Todd writes a monthly column on employment issues for Dbusiness Magazine and a bi-monthly column for Production Machining Magazine, on employment issues specifically within manufacturing. His company has been featured in INC Magazine, The Detroit News, CORP! Magazine, Crain's Detroit & MetroMode. Todd is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication and minor in Marketing.

List of Figuresp. ix
Prefacep. x
What Is Leadership?p. 1
I Want to Be a Cowboy: The Leadership Mythp. 2
The Nature of Leadershipp. 5
Transformational versus Transactional Leadershipp. 6
The Unifying Nature of Leadershipp. 9
Classical Theories of Leadershipp. 13
Contingent Leadership Theoriesp. 14
Contingent Behavior Theoriesp. 14
Leadership Styles for an Optimal Fitp. 15
Contingent Trait Approach to Leadershipp. 22
Universal Leadership Behaviorp. 22
Universal Trait Leadership Theoriesp. 24
Conclusionp. 25
Accountability for Resultsp. 31
Functional Accountabilityp. 32
Accountability Gapp. 33
Communicating Expectationsp. 34
Measuring Performancep. 35
Control over Resultsp. 37
Feedback and Reaction to Resultsp. 40
A Process Model of Accountabilityp. 42
Creating a Project Vision: The Image That Guides the Team's Workp. 45
The Motivational Impact of a Visionp. 47
Explaining How Vision Worksp. 49
Implications for Project Leadersp. 54
Conclusionp. 56
Developing a Project Vision: A Step-by-Step Approachp. 59
Visionary Leaders: Born or Made?p. 59
Vision Trainingp. 61
Implementing the Visionp. 68
Conclusionp. 70
Leadership and Team Building: Gaining Cooperation from Team Membersp. 71
Characteristics of Effective Teamsp. 72
Stages in Group Developmentp. 76
Determinants of Cross-Functional Cooperationp. 79
Implications for Managersp. 83
Conclusionp. 85
Leadership Ethics: Doing Right While Doing the Right Thingp. 87
Ethics in Businessp. 88
Project Management Characteristics That May Lead to Ethical Dysfunctionp. 89
What Ethics Is Notp. 93
The Basis of Ethical Reasoningp. 94
Values in Societyp. 95
Ethical Dilemmasp. 97
Means versus the Endsp. 97
Three Key Questionsp. 98
Relating the Three Questionsp. 100
What Does Our Motivation Have to Do with This?p. 100
Creating and Implementing an Ethical Visionp. 101
Conclusionp. 103
Leadership and Project Strategy: Driving the Project to Successp. 105
Leading Plus Managing: Strategies Drive Projectsp. 106
Keeping the Project on Course: Solve the Right Problem, Understand Key Assumptions, and Use New Frameworksp. 106
Keeping the Project Moving: Identifying Roadblocksp. 112
Changing the Course of a Project: Revolutionary Changesp. 114
Implications for Project Managersp. 116
Conclusionp. 117
Leadership and the Political Side of Project Managementp. 119
Authority, Status, and Influencep. 121
The Implications of Project Politicsp. 124
Conclusionp. 131
Leadership and the Future of Project Managementp. 133
Key Points to Rememberp. 134
Conclusionp. 141
Referencesp. 143
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