Essential People Skills for Project Managers

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Management Concepts Inc., 2005 - Business & Economics - 181 pages
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A Treasury of How-to Guidance for Project Success!

People problems can really hurt your project, causing delays, eroding quality, increasing costs, and resulting in high levels of stress for everyone on the team. Yet if you’re like most project managers, you’ve never been taught the soft skills necessary for managing tough people issues.

Essential People Skills for Project Managers brings the key concepts of people skills into sharp focus, offering specific, practical skills that you can grasp quickly, apply immediately, and use to resolve these often difficult people issues. Derived from the widely popular original book, People Skills for Project Managers, this new version provides condensed content and a practical focus.

  • Apply project leadership techniques with confidence
  • Resolve conflicts and motivate team members
  • Help a team recover after a critical incident
  • Determine your team members’ personal styles so you can work more effectively with them

You’ll also learn how to apply people skills for a more successful career and life!

  • Discover how to manage stress – personal and professional
  • Learn proven methods for managing your own career
  • Find out how to thrive in an atmosphere of change

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. The Importance of People Skills in Project Management
    Chapter 2. Project Manager: Leader, Manager, Facilitator, Mentor 
    Chapter 3. Interpersonal Tools for the Project Manager 
    Chapter 4. The Art of Motivation 
    Chapter 5. Managing Project Conflict 
    Chapter 6. Stress Management for the Project Manager 
    Chapter 7. Critical Incidents: When Traumatic Events Strike the Project Team 
    Chapter 8. Future Issues, Career Management, and Thoughts on People Issues

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Steven W. Flannes, PhD, is a psychologist and management consultant with 18 years of experience in helping managers increase their effectiveness in the “people” areas of managing. 

Ginger Levin, DPA, is a senior consultant in project management with more than 25 years of experience in project management maturity assessments, development of training programs in project management, program evaluation and auditing, and organization development. Together they bring a unique, integrated approach combining behavior management with project management.

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