Getting the Job Done!: Managing Project Teams and Task Forces for Success

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Prentice Hall, 1992 - Industrial project management - 142 pages
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Helping readers complete projects on time, within budget, and according to desired quality standards, this volume provides 10 rules of successful project management, tested by thousands of managers over the last ten years. Integrating the myriad of technical and personnel aspects of team projects and task forces, it starts with a project goal and defines a planning process consisting of seven interrelated components: goals, objectives, checkpoints, activities, relationships, time, schedules. It then goes on to discuss the six key components for effective project and task force management: develop, reinforce, inform, vitalize, empower, risk-taking. Of practical value to supervisors, first- and middle- level managers, and team leaders across a wide variety of functional areas.

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About the author (1992)

Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager(R), is founder and chief spiritual officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies.

Alan Randolph is a consulting partner with the Ken Blanchard Companies and a professor at the University of Baltimore.

Peter Grazier is the founder of Teambuilding, Inc.

James M. Kouzes is Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

Barry Z. Posner, Ph.D. is Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Kouzes and Posner are the coauthors of A Leader's Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and over a dozen other books and workbooks on leadership and leadership development. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and LPI Online, 360-degree assessment tools based on the Five Practices.

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