The Power of Project Leadership

The Power of Project Leadership : 7 Keys to Help You Transform from Project Manager to Project Leader

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In today's 'more for less' culture, the expectations of project management and delivery are no longer limited to budgets, schedules and quality. For projects to make an impact and have lasting value, the project manager must be able to strategize, innovate, motivate, empower and collaborate - in other words, project managers must learn how to lead.

The Power of Project Leadership helps you transform into an effective project leader by shifting your managerial mindset into one of inspiration, motivation and influence. The book describes what good project leadership looks like and explains how to make the transition using concrete tools and strategies. With underlying theories to help the reader understand how teams and individuals are motivated, it ensures that project managers lead with vision, continuously improve and innovate, work with intent, empower the team, get closer to stakeholders, remain authentic and establish a solid foundation for their projects.

The book has a practical and engaging approach and draws on over 25 interviews with leading experts who have made the transition from project managers to project leaders. These experts come from a variety of sectors and companies; including Expedia, British Gas, Standard Bank, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Liquid Planner, and the UK Government.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 15mm | 440g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749472340
  • 9780749472344
  • 713,814

Table of contents

Chapter - 00: Introduction;


Section - ONE: The world is changing and so must you;
Section - TWO: Your hidden drivers;
Section - THREE: The 7 keys to project leadership;


Chapter - 01: Key#1: Be authentic;
Chapter - 02: Key #2: Lead with vision;
Chapter - 03: Key #3: Improve and innovate;
Chapter - 04: Key #4: Empower the team;
Chapter - 05: Key #5: Get close to your stakeholders;
Chapter - 06: Key #6: Establish a solid foundation;
Chapter - 07: Key #7: Work with intent;


Section - FOUR: Making the transition happen;
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Review Text

"Susanne Madsen's book covers everything you need to know to make the transition from a project manager to a project leader. Broken into seven chapters, the book is peppered with short quotes from project leaders, giving a range of perspectives and stories, which bring the content to life. 5 stars."
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"Susanne Madsen's new book is a great guide for project managers looking to move from implementers to leaders. At every turn of the page, the evolving project leader will find stories, self assessments, and quizzes that will help solidify the learning and provide pathways for the application of new, stronger leadership skills to their projects. The emphasis on changing your mindset from of one of implementation to one of leadership is one that all project managers should take great effort to apply to their careers."--Dave Wakeman, Principal "Wakeman Consulting Group " "Susanne Madsen s new book is a great guide for project managers looking to move from implementers to leaders. At every turn of the page, the evolving project leader will find stories, self assessments, and quizzes that will help solidify the learning and provide pathways for the application of new, stronger leadership skills to their projects. The emphasis on changing your mindset from of one of implementation to one of leadership is one that all project managers should take great effort to apply to their careers."--Dave Wakeman, Principal "Wakeman Consulting Group "" ""The Power of Project Leadership" is a must-read for everyone in the project world who wants to up their game or be less stressed about delivery. Written with an energy and commitment borne out of personal experience, Susanne s book is packed with frameworks and reflective leadership exercises to challenge the way you work and has many stories from practitioners to inspire. Be brave, take a risk, get a copy and change your game!"--Carole Osterweil, Director and Change Catalyst "OMQ Change Consulting "" "Key#1 is be authentic and with this book Susanne has shown true authenticity by empowering her readers with stories, insights, tools and practical activities, along with a vision of what a project leader needs to be. "The Power of Project Leadership" is recommended reading for all project managers."--Peter Taylor "The Lazy Project Manager "" "The seven keys presented in this book are very important tools for a professional in the field of project management. The book provides the readers with an opportunity for self-reflection on their current management style and provides a set of necessary skills that will help to enhance their career."--Manjeeta Sitaula, PMP "PM World Journal " "Reading the book is like having a personal coach assess, tune and hone your transition from manager into leader. Susanne's coaching skills have created an incremental learning environment where the value of earlier exercises become even more apparent as the pages roll on. A must for postgraduate students and project professionals alike; I hope my students read it."--Dr Nicholas Lambrou, Principal Lecturer "University of Westminster " "Key#1 is 'be authentic' and with this book Susanne has shown true authenticity by empowering her readers with stories, insights, tools and practical activities, along with a vision of what a project leader needs to be. The Power of Project Leadership is recommended reading for all project managers."--Peter Taylor "The Lazy Project Manager " "I am delighted to see that the need for greater focus in leadership and communication has been captured in Susanne's new book The Power of Project Leadership. This book captures the importance of entrepreneurial spirit and correctly emphasizes the 'human aspect' whilst addressing the psychological and physiological issues in leadership development. Congratulations Susanne, your new book helps provide the 'keys' for future leadership development and will make an important contribution to the global complex project management community."--Stephen Hayes MBE "Founding MD of ICCPM and MD of Complexity Solutions " "The Power of Project Leadership is a must-read for everyone in the project world who wants to up their game or be less stressed about delivery. Written with an energy and commitment borne out of personal experience, Susanne's book is packed with frameworks and reflective leadership exercises to challenge the way you work and has many stories from practitioners to inspire. Be brave, take a risk, get a copy and change your game!"--Carole Osterweil, Director and Change Catalyst "OMQ Change Consulting " "Managing projects is exciting and fun. But there comes a moment in every project manager's career when you realize that there must be more than just bringing tasks to completion. This is the moment when you realize that you want to go from project manager to project leader, which is when you have to pick up The Power of Project Leadership. Susanne Madsen's book is an in-depth road map that shows you exactly how to re-invent yourself and go from managing your projects at the task level to leading them through vision and empowerment."--Cornelius Fichtner, PMP "Host of The Project Management Podcast " "This is a fantastic book and I think everyone can learn from it. You don't have to be a project manager or any manager, for that matter, to benefit from this book. Leadership is critical in all organizations, at all levels. "The Power of Project Leadership" can help many people learn how to examine their own strengths and areas of weakness and to capitalize on their own behaviors to transform themselves from managers or task managers into leaders who get things done and help others get things done. I highly recommend this book."--Brad Egeland "Workamajig "
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About Susanne Madsen

Susanne Madsen is a recognized project leadership expert and a leading project management coach. With over 15 years' experience of managing and implementing large change programmes of up to $30 million for major global corporations she now specializes in helping project and programme managers improve their leadership skills. Susanne is a frequent lecturer with leading business schools, including Warwick Business School, Cass Business School and the University of Westminster and has spoken for organizations including Citigroup, Alcatel Lucent, Expedia, PMI and APM among others.
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