Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program and Project Managers - Ginger Levin
Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program and Project Managers - Ginger Levin


 
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© 2010, 7" x 10" softcover, 286 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-288-9
Product Code B889
By Ginger Levin, DPA, PMP, PgMP


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Improve Your Interpersonal Skills to Achieve Greater Management Success!

Any formula for management success must include a high level of interpersonal skills. The growing complexity of organizational portfolios, programs, and projects, as well as the increasing number and geographic dispersion of stakeholders and employees, makes a manager's interpersonal skills critical. The frequency and variety of interpersonal interactions and the pressure to perform multiple leadership roles successfully while ensuring customer satisfaction have never been greater. Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers offers practical and proven tools and methods you can use to develop your interpersonal skills and meet the challenges of today's competitive professional environment.

Develop the interpersonal skills you need to:

  • Build effective, high-performing teams
  • Work efficiently with virtual teams
  • Develop approaches to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Handle stress and deal with unexpected critical incidents
  • Motivate your team

Whatever your level of experience, you will find these practical and proven methods to be the best formula for improving your interpersonal skills-and enhancing your management success.

The chapters include discussion questions, making this a perfect text for use in academic or workshop settings.

Contents

Leadership • Team-Building Strategies • The Art of Motivation • Interpersonal Communication Tools • Building and Managing Relationships with Stakeholders • Decision-Making • Managing Stress • Resolving Conflict and Managing Agreement • Critical Incidents: Coping with Traumatic Events • Future Issues, Career Management, and Thoughts on Interpersonal Issues

About the Author

Ginger Levin, DPA, is a senior consultant and educator in portfolio management, program management, the project management office, metrics, and maturity assessments. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the SKEMA University in Lille, France, and the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and has consulted with major corporations and various government agencies in the United States and abroad. Dr. Levin received her doctorate in information systems technology and public administration from The George Washington University, receiving the Outstanding Dissertation Award for her research on large organizations, and is certified as a PMP, PgMP, and OPM3 consultant and assessor.


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