According to studies by major think tanks, few projects finish on time, within budget, or meet customer requirements. The number one problem, cited by these studies, is a failure on the people side of project management, stemming from ineffective or inadequate leadership. While certainly not the only cause of project failures, exhibiting effective leadership throughout the entire life cycle of any project is key to achieving success. Drawing on the principles and research findings of Organizational Engineering (OE), this book explains how project managers can adopt the most appropriate leadership style under a given set of circumstances. Leading High-Performance Projects helps project managers encourage greater teaming, become more effective decision- makers , reduce incidences of negative conflict, and eliminate opportunities for "negative energy" to permeate a project. The Results--readers will learn how to become more efficient, more effective, more productive, and consequently, more successful project managers.
About the Author
Ralph L. Kliem, President of Practical Creative Solutions, Inc., a firm specializing in management consulting and training, is an accomplished author of hundreds of articles and 12 books primarily in the field of project management. Mr. Kliem is also a senior project manager and former corporate auditor with a Fortune 500 firm and editor of the newsletter for the Puget Sound chapter of PMI.