This book is about project success. It reveals a secret for project success: effective
project leadership. It shows where pure project management falls short and why
project leadership is the decisive factor for project success. It outlines five simple yet
powerful leadership principles which, if applied systematically, can help you pave
the path to project success. This book explains these principles and illustrates how
you can use them to set up, manage, and align your projects for success. Last but
not least, it shows you how to become an effective project leader.
This book is about project success and the secret to achieving this success, effective project leadership. Filled with samples, templates, and guidelines, it covers the five principles of effective project leadership: building vision, nurturing collaboration, promoting performance, cultivating learning, and ensuring results. Using nontechnical language, this practical guide explains how to integrate these principles into daily work to help you effectively set up, manage, and align your projects for success.
… a great leadership book with five sound leadership principles. … any project manager or leader would benefit from this book. ... filled with common sense suggestions on how to start new projects using the five principles and what to do to bring troubled projects back into alignment.
—Patrick S. Durkin, Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in PM World Today, December 2010, Vol. XII, Issue XII
I love this book. … fun and interesting to read …on my short list of recommended readings and references for an effective leader’s toolbox.
—Neal Whitten, PMP, Best Selling Project Management Author
… a great resource for not only projects, but for success in life in general.
—Lee Cockerell, Former Executive V.P., Walt Disney World Resort
… an essential step-by-step reference for the professional project manager.
—Robert Urwiler, CIO, Vail Resorts Inc.
Thomas Juli has drawn on his substantial experience in project management to show the way to success.
—Murray Weidenbaum, Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan
... contains many helpful suggestions for creating ‘Wow Projects’: i.e. projects that surprise and delight their clients.
—Stephen Denning, Author of The Leader's Guide to Radical Management and The Secret Language of Leadership
… provides an excellent range of tools and advice to elevate your project role from manager to leader.
—Peter Taylor, Accomplished Leader, Professional Speaker, and Author of The Lazy Project Manager
… provides the reader with solid leadership concepts that are supported with a clear understanding of how to apply them specifically in the project environment.
—Michael O'Brochta, PMP, President, Zozer, Inc., Former Senior Project Manager at the CIA, Thought Leader, Author, Lecturer, and Trainer
… practical examples and templates enhance the quality of this exceptional book.
—Ginger Levin, Ph.D., PMP, PgMP, Project Management Consultant, and Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Platteville