eBook The Eight Essential People Skills for Project Management, 1st Edition

  • Zachary Wong
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  • ISBN-10: 1523097957
  • ISBN-13: 9781523097951
  • DDC: 658.4
  • 216 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Being a team leader is a demanding job that is expected to get even more demanding in the coming years. You’re expected to be part parent, part referee, part coach, part manager and part frustrated. And today’s workforce is more diverse, more knowledgeable, more complex and more dynamic than ever before. So where are the new tools for this ever-more complex job? Drawing on decades of experience as a senior manager, a management consultant, and an Honored Instructor at U.C. Berkeley, the author identifies the top eight people skills that project team leaders need. Instead of specific habits or behaviors, he gives team leaders a tool or model to help them see and diagnose people problems more clearly. Then he offers different options and ideas to help them decide which actions best fit their situation and who they are—he empowers team leaders rather than constrains them. This book takes a uniquely flexible approach to getting the best contributions from your team.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books by Zachary Wong.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: How to Diagnose and Correct People Problems: The Wedge.
2: How to Be Tough on People Problems without Being Tough on People: The Three Hats.
3: How to Build Highly Successful Teams: The Loop.
4: How to Boost People’s Attitudes, Happiness, and Performance: The Ice Cream Cone.
5: How to Turn Around Difficult People and Underperformers: Roll the Ball Forward.
6: How to Motivate the Right Team Behaviors: The ABC Boxes.
7: How to Succeed When Faced with Change, Problems, and New Challenges: The Black Box Effect.
8: How to Gain Favor and Influence with Your Boss: Be More Visible.
About the Author.