Leadership skills, such as critical thinking, organisational change management and crucially, communication, will be strategically imperative project management competencies to master. 2011’s project management landscape will feature more complex projects and greater use of virtual teams – being on time and on budget will require not just a laser-like focus on the triple constraints, but on the requisite leadership skills necessary for an individual PM’s success. The challenge for organisations will be to clearly define what “leadership” means in the project and program management context.
Three books which will prove particularly useful for Project Manager’s are:
- Leading for Success
- Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals
- Changing How You Manage and Communicate Change.