Maximizing Project Success Through Human Performance

Maximizing Project Success Through Human Performance

by Bernardo Tirado (Author)
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Project management is often defined by processes and methodology, but projects are accomplished by people. Successfully leading those people is the core of a project manager's job. Even the seasoned project manager will encounter situations that present unique leadership challenges. Bernardo Tirado offers a clear path to help develop leadership skills within the project management framework. Using a hands-on, practical approach, he presents a model for taking any project manager's leadership skills to the next level. His model focuses on techniques to develop and apply three areas of awareness-self-awareness, awareness of team dynamics, and organizational or "political" awareness. The first three parts of the book provide tools for understanding and influencing behavior and the last part brings the three types of awareness together in a case study. Exercises throughout make the book interactive and offer a continual assessment of the reader's progress. Contents: Introduction to Workplace Psychology • Individual: How to Become a Great Project Leader • Understanding Sense of Self • Creating a Consistent Brand • Building Advocates • Navigating through Organizational Politics • Team: Understanding How Groups Work • Profiling People at Work • Understanding Power Dynamics • Identifying the Informal Leader • Organization: How to Build and Lead a High-Performing Team • Building a High-Performing Team • SWOT Analyzing Your Existing Team • Influencing without Authority • Projects: How to Make Sure Your Project is Successful • Principles of Change Management • Determining Organizational Readiness • Case Study About the Author Bernardo Tirado, PMP, is an industrial psychologist, a Six Sigma black belt, and chief executive officer of The Project Box, LLC, a human performance consulting company specializing in project management, sales, and social media. He's been a senior executive with several Fortune 500 financial firms, where he built global shared services, transformed organizations through process improvement, and developed new business capabilities.

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Publication Date
October 01, 2013
Publisher
Page count
172
ISBN
9781567264234
Paper ISBN
9781567264203