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Leadership Principles for Project Success - Thomas Juli

Leadership Principles for Project Success

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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.

Praise for: 

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

... a timely and welcome guide for business leaders who are under increased pressure to do more with less. Juli points out that traditional project management tools are insufficient to handle today's new business challenges. Leadership Principles for Project Success contains numerous practical examples of how project leaders can use tools, such as Guided Brainstorming, Vision-Building Workshops, and Team-Norming Workshops to create predictable project success within their organizations. If you want to improve the odds that your projects will deliver results on time and on budget, this book is your pathway to project success. --Rod Collins, wiki-management.com, July 11, 2011 Project leadership is a hot topic at the moment and this book is part of the cultural evolution about what a project manger does. It's peppered with examples and Juli's personal experiences. Everyone loves a good story. And there are plenty in here. ! Being a lover of all things practical. I found the appendices to be the best bit. There are sample documents and templates for you to use. all in the name of clear communication and setting a common level of understanding amongst the project stakeholders. --Book review in arras People, March 2011 ... a great resource for not only projects, but for success in life in general. Start everything of importance with a clear vision and you will end with success. --Lee Cockerell, Former Executive V.P., Walt Disney World Resort The book's appendices include numerous project templates. ! a great leadership book with five sound leadership principles. ! provides practical advice and techniques for initiation, execution, and closing phases. ! establishes a thought provoking two-way conversation with the reader with application suggestions. One reoccurring application suggestion asks the reader to consider how the leadership principles presence or absence impact on reader's projects. !any project manager or leader would benefit from this book. ! an enjoyable book to read. ! 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. Personally, I would love to work for a person like the author. --Patrick S. Durkin, Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in PM World Today, December 2010, Vol. XII, Issue XII I love this book. ... takes what could be a tedious and laborious subject and makes it fun and interesting to read ... full of anecdotal examples. ... a real-world book for practitioners. ... on my short list of recommended readings and references for an effective leader's toolbox. --Neal Whitten, PMP, Best Selling Author ... a superb job bringing together a practical guide to project management. ... an essential step-by-step reference for the professional project manager. ... a valuable addition to any project manager's toolkit. --Robert Urwiler, CIO, Vail Resorts Inc. It is refreshing that, rather than emphasizing the role of any single project member, Juli shows the importance of developing an effectively working team. --Murray Weidenbaum, Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan ... a simple yet powerful model, along with personal stories, that motivate and guide people along a path to greater project success. --Randall L. Englund, co-author of Creating an Environment for Successful Projects, Creating the Project Office, and Project Sponsorship I especially like the five principles and their graphic presentation as a pyramid. This makes them much easier to internalize and apply. A very practical book. --Dr. Gregory T Haugan, PMP, Bestselling Author ... provides the reader with 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 ... contains many helpful suggestions for creating 'Wow Projects'. --Stephen Denning. Author of The Leader's Guide to Radical Management & The Secret Language of Leadership The leadership concepts struck me as solid and quite applicable; the pyramid should be a useful way to communicate these concepts. Well done. ... provides the reader with solid leadership concepts that are supported with a clear understanding of how to apply them specifically in the project environment. --Mike O'Brochta, PMP, President, Zozer, Inc. ... practical examples and templates enhance the quality of this exceptional book. --Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP. Project Management Consultant, Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, & Bestselling Author ... an interesting and pragmatic perspective on project leadership. --Dr. Marco Sampietro, Professor at SDA Bocconi, Italy The reader benefits from the author's holistic view on the topic and many hands-on suggestions that professionals can easily put into practice throughout the entire project lifecycle. --Peter Miez-Mangold, PMP, President PMI Frankfurt Chapter, Managing Director STS Deutschland ... very useful and practical. --Alfonso Bucero, founder and managing partner of BUCERO PM Consulting, President of PMI Madrid Spain Chapter ... offers a practical framework to project leadership ... a valuable guide that covers all important areas and factors necessary to successfully lead projects. ... bridges the gap between traditional project management practices and modern concepts like agile and virtual teams. --Stanislav Yanakiev, PMP, Founder of Semanit ... takes the reader along a journey of easy-to-apply but effective leadership and team working principles. Leadership and working teams are now given the level of attention they deserve, independent from a particular approach to project management. --Robert Misch, ScrumMaster

The World of Projects The Nature of Projects Project Management as a Cornerstone of Project Success A Common Theme: Projects in Trouble Leadership and Project Success Application Suggestions THE PROJECT LEADERSHIP PYRAMID Introducing the Project Leadership Pyramid The Difference Between Management and Leadership The Power of Simplicity Common Themes of Leadership The Five Principles of Effective Project Leadership The Metaphor of the Pyramid Structure of Part I Application Suggestions Principle 1: Build Vision Vision Project Objectives Vision vs. Project Objectives Building Vision: First Steps The Person Who Builds Vision Characteristics of Vision Builder It Takes a Project Leader -- and a Team Timing of Building Vision Value of Building Vision Application Suggestions Principle 2: Nurture Collaboration The Heart and Soul of a Project Team Building The Juice of Teamwork The Project Leader and the Team Self-Organizing Teams The Project Team as the Power Base of the Project Leader Collaboration Beyond Team Boundaries Nurturing Collaboration -- First Steps The Value of Collaboration Application Suggestions Principle 3: Promote Performance The Performing Project Team Rule 1: Be a Role Model Rule 2: Create the Right Environment Rule 3: Empower Your Team Rule 4: Develop a Solution-and-Results Orientation Toward Problems and Risks Rule 5: Invite Productive Competition Rule 6: Let It Happen Rule 7: Celebrate Performance The Extended Project Team The Right Timing Value of Performance Application Suggestions Principle 4: Cultivate Learning Certainty in an Uncertain World: Change and Mistakes The Status Report Review Sessions Regularity Focused Lessons Learned Rotate Positions Vary Locations Training Timing: It Is Never Too Late to Learn, Unless Banning Learning Invite External Project Reviews Extended Team Learning Learning and Innovation The Value of Learning Application Suggestions Principle 5: Ensure Results Project Success Is Not Measured Solely by Results Responsibility for Results: Project Leader and Team Critical Success Factors of Results Interim Results Timing of Results The Value of Ensuring Results Application Suggestions The Dynamic Pyramid Five Principles, One Project Leadership Pyramid The Resulting 5A - 5 Pyramid 8.2.1 Principle 1: Building Vision 8.2.2 Principle 2: Nurturing Collaboration 8.2.3 Principle 3: Promoting Performance 8.2.4 Principle 4: Cultivating Learning 8.2.5 Principle 5: Ensuring Results A New Definition of Project Success Simple and Yet Complex: The Five Principles of Effective Leadership Application Suggestions THE PROJECT LEADERSHIP PYRAMID IN PRACTICE Practicing the Principles Purpose and Objective of Part II Returning "Power" Exercises 9.2.1 Guided Brainstorming 9.2.2 Power Workshop: Breakouts and Plenum 9.2.3 Questionnaires Project Initiation and Set-Up Identifying and Defining Your Playing Field 10.1.1 Your Own Role 10.1.2 Organizational Project Environment 10.1.3 Stakeholders 10.1.4 Project Charter: Summarizing Your Understanding of the Project Vision-Building Workshop 10.2.1 Presentation of Official Project Charter 10.2.2 Project Motivation Statement 10.2.3 Project Vision Statement 10.2.4 SMART Project Objectives Statement 10.2.5 Critical Success Factors 10.2.6 Next Steps 10.2.7 Practical Tips for a Vision-Building Workshop Team Norming Workshop 10.3.1 Project Motivation, Vision, Objectives, and Scope 10.3.2 Roles, Responsibilities, Expectations, and Motivations 10.3.3 Engagement Rules on Individual and Team Level) 10.3.4 Next Steps 10.3.5 The Value of a Team Norming Workshop Scoping 10.4.1 Part 1: Gathering Requirements 10.4.2 Part 2: Prioritizing Requirements 10.4.3 Part 3: Building the Plan 10.4.4 A Word on Documentation 10.4.5 Timing Project Execution Empower Your Team and Let It Deliver Involve and Add Value to the Extended Team Project Reviews Status Reporting Project Pyramid Assessment Guidelines Secure Ongoing Learning and Promote Innovation Coping with Challenges to the Project Leadership Pyramid 11.7.1 Challenges to Principle 1: Build Vision 11.7.2 Challenges to Principle 2: Nurture Collaboration 11.7.3 Challenges to Principle 3: Promote Performance 11.7.4 Challenges to Principle 4: Cultivate Learning 11.7.5 Challenges to Principle 5: Ensure Results Projects in Trouble Expect the Unexpected Realigning Project Objectives and Stakeholders' Expectations in a Project Behind Schedule and Over Budget 12.2.1 Workshop Set-Up 12.2.2 Breakouts 12.2.3 Prioritization 12.2.4 Workshop Benefits 12.2.5 Practical Tips Realignment with Team Involvement 12.3.1 Workshop Set-Up 12.3.2 Workshop Step 1: Revisiting the Past 12.3.3 Workshop Step 2: Assessing the Present 12.3.4 Workshop Step 3: Building the Future 12.3.5 Lessons Learned from Project Realignments External Project Rescue Canceling a Project Working on a Troubled Project -- Without Being in Control Closing a Project Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Project Success and Closure Delivering Results and Making Sure They Arrive at Their Right Destination Conducting and Sharing Sunset Reviews Celebrating and Giving Out Rewards Summary Key Exercises of the Project Leadership Pyramid 14.1.1 Key Exercise of Principle 1 (Building Vision): Vision-Building Workshops 14.1.2 Key Exercises of Principle 2 (Nurturing Collaboration): Team Norming Workshops and Team-Building Activities 14.1.3 Key Exercise of Principle 3 (Promoting Performance): Team Empowerment 14.1.4 Key Exercise of Principle 4 (Cultivating Learning): Regular Project Reviews and Continuous Learning and Self-Improvement 14.1.5 Key Exercise of Principle 5 (Ensuring Results): Regular, Interim Results A Call for Action and Creativity THE PERSONAL LEADERSHIP PYRAMID How to Become an Effective Project Leader Leadership Perspectives Top-Down Leadership Bottom-Up Leadership The Lonely Warrior Leadership Follow the Principles of the Project Leadership Pyramid Appendices Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9781439834619
ISBN-10: 143983461X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 23rd August 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1